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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OK THE 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 



Together with the School Report and 

Report of the Trustees of 

the Adams Library. 



For Year Ending February 28, 1903 




LOWELL, MASS. 

Courier-Citizen Company, Printers. 

1903. 



OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD, 1902. 



Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor — Joseph E. 
Warren, Patrick T. McMahon, Fred L. Fletcher, R. Wilson 
Dix, A. Heady Park. 

Town Clerk — George A. Parkhurst. 

Town Treasurer and Collector of Taxes — Ervin W. Sweetser. 

Auditors — Martin Robbins, George F. Snow, C. Frank Butter- 
field. 

School Committee — Three years: Alexander J. Park; two years: 
Stewart Mackay; one year: Ernest C. Bartlett. 

Trustees of Adams Library — Three years: Mrs. Harriet M. 
Bartlett, Rev. Wilson Waters; two years: J. Adams Bartlett, 
Emma J. Gay; one year: A. Heady Park, Albert H. Davis. 

Highway Surveyor — David Higgins. 

Tree Warden— George B. B. Wright. 

Constables — Melvin Walker, George M. Wright, William Corri- 
gan, James S. Wotton, Warren Berry, John J. Quessy. 

Cemetery Commissioners — Three years: Alexander J. Park; 
two years: Harry L. Parkhurst; one year: Hubert Bearce. 
(All the foregoing officers chosen by ballot.) 

Fence Viewers — John Mulligan (declined), Leonard Spaulding, 
George P. Mansfield. 

Appraisers of Personal Property at Town Farm — George P. 
Mansfield, Walter B. Emerson, Henry R. Hodson. 

Weighers of Hay — S. Waldo Parkhurst, Paul Dutton, Ferdinand 
M. Scoboria, Henry H. Emerson, Marcus H. Winship, 
Myron A. Queen. . 

Measurers of Wood — S. Waldo Parkhurst, Paul Dutton, Warren 
Berry, Daniel A. Reardon, Marcus H. Winship, Myron A. 
Queen, John Marinel, Jr., Herbert C. Sweetser, Melvin 
Walker. 



Surveyors of Lumber — R. Wilson Dix, George E. Spaulding, 
Myron A. Queen, Herbert C. Sweetser, Stewart Mackay, 
Hubert Bearce, E. Hamlin Russell, Melvin Walker. 

Field Drivers — R. Wilson Dix, E. Hamlin Russell (declined), 
Henry R. Hodson (did not qualify). 

Committee on Appropriations — Henry S. Perham, George F. 
Snow, Arthur H. Sheldon, Joseph E. Warren, William H. 
Shedd. 



APPOINTED BY THE SELECTMEN. 

Weighers of Coal — S. Waldo Parkhurst, Paul Dutton, Ferdinand 
M. Scoboria, Hubert Bearce, Myron A. Queen, Stewart 
Mackay, Patrick T. McMahon, Henry H. Emerson, Marcus 
H. Winship. 

Superintendents of Burials — Walter Perham, James S. Wotton, 
Daniel P. Byam, Alfred G. Parkhurst. 

Superintendent of Burials of Indigent Soldiers and Sailors — 
Walter Perham. 

Agent of the Board of Health — Arthur G. Scoboria, M. D. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures — William J. Randall. 

Janitors of Public Buildings — Centre: H. Herbert Emerson; 
North: Patrick S. Ward. 

Firewards and Forest Firewards — George M. Wright, Melvin 
Walker, Elmer E. Hildreth, Walter B. Emerson, Fred A. 
Hazen, John O'Connor (fireward only), George C. Moore, 
Charles F. Scribner, William J. Quigley, John Marinel, Jr., 
Warren Berry, Charles Finnick, Jr., Abram A. Sherman, 
George O. Spaulding, Frank C. Byam, Frank E. Bickford. 

Special Police Officers — George C. Moore, Thomas Brown, James 
J. Hackett, Frank C. Byam, Fred I. Vinal, Patrick S. Ward, 
H. Herbert Emerson, Thomas C. Mooney, Frank E. Bick- 
ford. 



Superintendent of Town Farm — Elmer E. Hildreth. 

Registrars of Voters — John F. McManomin, chairman, term 
expires April 30, 1904; Patrick H. Haley, term expires April 
30, 1903; George H. Ripley, term expires April 30, 1905; 
George A. Parkhurst, clerk ex officio. 

Precinct Wardens — (1) John P. Scoboria; (2) James B. McQuaid; 
(3) Frank E. Bickford. 

Deputy Wardens— (1) Herbert C. Sweetser; (2) Patrick S. Ward; 
(3) Edward F. Coburn. 

Precinct Clerks — (1) Howard S. Adams; (2) Frederick K. Ripley; 
(3) Samuel Naylor. 

Deputy Clerks— (1) Arthur M. Warren; (2) Charles H. Holt; 
(3) Fred A. Snow. 

Inspectors — (1) Arthur E. Reed, Melvin Walker; (2) George 
Hyde, James W. Ward; (3) Alfred G. Parkhurst, John J. 
Dunn. 

Deputy Inspectors — (1) Daniel P. Byam, Ralph W. Emerson, 
Daniel E. Haley, Daniel A. Reardon; (2) John C. Hobbs, 
John E. Harrington, William H. Quigley, George Y. Hodge; 
(3) George O. Spaulding, William E. Martin. 



REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK. 

Births Recorded in 1902. 



Date. 


) 
Name of Child. 


Names of Parents. 


Jan. 


12 


(Stillborn) 




Jan. 


27 


Alice Pearl Spaulding 


Walter M. and Mary A. (DeLong) 


Jan. 


30 


Frederick William Cole 


Benjamin and Minnie (Bremner) 


Feb. 


2 


Nellie Flavell 


John and Katie (Qualey) 


Feb. 


3 


Beatrice Helen Armstrong 


C. George and Mary H. (Hallett) 


Feb. 


7 


Everett Arthur McComb 


Alex, and Lucretia Lee (Young) 


Feb. 


10 


George Toohey 


Jeremiah and Sarah E. (McLaughlin) 


Feb. 


11 


William Fanning 


John H. and Clara J. (Berry) 


Feb. 


l 3 


Harold Arthur Linsted 


Ole and Ethel J. (Clinton) 


Feb. 


15 


Chester Anthony Buchanan 


James and Grace M. Axworthy) 


Feb. 


l 7 


Alice Anna Alderton 


Robert J. and Delia A. (Shields) 


Feb. 


19 


Mildred S. Leland 


Edison R. and Cora (Rogers) 


Feb. 


20 


Ralph Gilbert Lemay 


Joseph M. and Susan M. (Newman) 


Feb. 


22 


1 rtlln rrV* **%• 


Edward and Nellie (Gallagher) 




Feb. 
Feb. 


22 

23 


McrifinjM 


Cornelius A. and Minerva M. (Fisher) 
Minot A. and Sarah H. (Woods) 


1VILL/011«11Q 

Edward Lovering 


Feb. 


23 


(Stillborn) 




Feb. 


23 


Thomas Perry 


Edward and Eleanor (Graham) 


Feb. 


25 


Smith 


Charles L. and Gertrude (Wood) 


Feb. 


28 


William Joseph McCarty 


Frank E. and Sarah (McNally) 


March 


2 




George W. and Nellie B. (Carlton) 




March 
March 


11 
11 


Mary AliceLambert ) ~ . 
Anna Agnes « $ TwinS 


Edwin and Rose A. (Reeves) 


March 


16 


Arthur Lewis Paignon 


Emile E. and Emma (Ray) 


March 28 


(Stillborn) 




April 


10 


Chester Augustine Atherton 


George T. and Margaret A. (Martin) 


April 


11 


Viola Byam 


Lyman A. and Grace M. ^Hutchins) 


April 


11 


Annie Augusta Kelley 


Patrick and Annie (Cavanaugh) 


April 


19 






April 


22 


Daisy Carlson 


Julius and Annie S. (Carlson) 


May 


1 


Harold F. Blodgett 


Frederick J. and Lena (Bridgford) 


May 


14 


Josephine Evan Cote 


Peter and Delia (Velle) 


May 


18 


Ralph Eugene Linsted 


Halmer H. and Bertha A. (Nickles) 


May 


22 


Charles Frederick Turner 


James S. and Emma P. Hibert 


May 


29 


Frederick Lawrence Ryan 


Joseph D. and Ella J. (Dowd) 


May 


3i 


Arithelia Zinck 


Charles and Katie ( Whiting) 


June 


2 


Catherine Kendall 


Frederick L. and Dessa M. (Corley) 


June 


15 


Doris Jane Phillips 


James B. and Henrietta (Shattuck) 


June 


*5 


Eugene Joseph Robicho 


Eugene and Lucy (Bouchier) 


June 


26 


Neil Callahan 


John F. and Annie (Bradley) 


July 


4 


Helen McPhillip 


Michael and Catherine (McNally) 


July 


5 


Lillian E. Genest 


Joseph A. and Georgianna (Provancha) 


July 


6 


Homer Battles Park 


A Heady and Celia P. (Battles) 


July 


12 


Florence Gladys Carpentier 


Joseph and Emma M. (Forrest) 


July 


12 


Alicia Lisetta Walsh 


John and Bridget (Heridan) 


July 


13 


Leslie Day Carter 


Oscar L. and Madge (Day) 


July 


IS 


John Francis McLaughlin 


John C. and Mary D. (Blondon) 


July 


16 


Gertrude Florence Pickard 


George W. and Bertha F. (Wilson) 


July 


19 


Mary Cecilia Tansy 


Patrick J. and Catherine (McCabe) 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN 1902.— Continued 



Date 



July 26 
July 27 
July 29 
Aug. 2 
Aug. 3 
Aug. 8 
Aug. 9 
Aug. 23 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept, 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 29 
Oct. 4 
Oct. 21 
Oct. 23 
Oct. 23 
Nov. 6 
Nov. 13 
Nov. 15 
Nov. 21 
Nov. 21 
Nov. 22 
Nov. 23 
Nov. 29 
Dec. 1 
Dec. 3 
Dec. 4 
Dec. 12 
Dec. 15 
Dec. 17 
Dec. 19 
Dec. 20 



Name of Child. 



(Stillborn) 

William John Rayball 
Mary Irene Finnegan 
Mary fcsther McEnaney 
Percy Rene 

Mullen 

Ford 



Signi Rebecca Frederickson 
McKittrick 



Kathleen McMahon 

Hiram Robert Brown 

Joseph Henry Champigny 

Alice Uarcy Murphy 

(Stillborn) 

Mary Ellen Walsh 

Howard Clark Billson 

Adams 

Ingol Carl Haberman 
Eunice Cartwright Scoboria 
William Harold Corcoran 
Frank Joseph Jarvis 
Gustave Leon Anderson 
John Francis Larkin 
Violet Ruth Miller 
Carl Adolf Einer Peterson 
Richardson 



John McTague 
Eleanor Louise Warren 
Elizabeth V. Miner 
John Fay 
John Walsh 
David Francis McNally 
Howard Ellsworth Stewart 
Simpson 



Alberta Vervelle 
Mary Ploudre 
Hazel Marion Lakin 



Names of Parents. 



Patrick J. and Catherine F. (Larkin) 
John and Margaret (McCane) 
Patrick J. and Margaret E. (Hogan) 
Alfred F and Annie J. (McClure) 
Daniel and Phebe (Dubreuil) 
Augustus M. and Susan (McUade) 
John L. and Hannah (Kinstrand) 
Francis G. and Laura M. (Coffin) 
Patrick T. and Margaret R. (McCoy) 
Frank H. and Mabel (Ross) 
Eusibe and Eva (Miner) 
Michael and Alice (Whitworth) 

Michael J. and Mary (Ward) 
Amos and Eva B. (Clarke) 
Amos B. and Hettie (Mellen) 
Rudolf and Emma E. (Rivers) 
John P. and Susan K. (Cartwright) 
John P. and Catherine E. (McKiernan) 
Alexander and Rose (Barlow) 
Andrew G. and Julia (Anderson) 
John J. and Margaret E. (Donegan) 
William A. and Carrie R. (Bridgford) 
Adolf and Augusta (Bloberg) 
Harman and Mary (Loyd) 
John M. and Mary E. (McMahon) 
Arthur M. and Mabel P. (Emerson) 
Henry O. and Elizabeth M. (McTagife) 
William and Bridget (Carroll) 
Patrick and Alice (McCabe) 
Michael J. and -Mary A. (McNally) 
Walter W. and Elsie E. (Roberts) 
Alfred H . and Mary E. (Tracy) 
Ernest and Severine ( Feller) 
Joseph and Philomene (Lovoie) 
Winfred T. and Luella G. (iMerrill) 



Whole number, 86. Males, 48 ; Females, ^S. 
Not returned in 190 1 : 
July 6 Ruth Evangeline Monahan John J. and Evangeline M. (McEnaney) 



MARRIAGES RECORDED IN 1902. 



DATE. 


NAMES. 


RESIDENCE. 


BIRTHPLACE. 


Jan. 


20 


John J. Lakin 


Chelmsford 


Norwich, Conn. 






Margaret Dunnigan 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 


Feb. 


3 


Arthur Dubois 


Lowell 


Lowell 






Victoria Prince 


Chelmsford 


Canada 


Feb. 


8 


Frank B. Burt 


Lynn 


Bryant's Pond, Me. 






Sadie E. Baron 


Chelmsford 


Ballston Spa, N. Y. 


Feb. 


8, 


Charles H. Odell 


Chelmsford 


New Brunswick 






Cora E. Crockett 


Chelmsford 


Williamsburg, Me. 


Feb. 


10 


Patrick Rayball 


Chelmsford 


Ireland 






Catherine Larkin 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 


Mar. 


27 


Fred A. Parker 


Toivnsend 


Pepperell 






Emma F. Felch 


Chelmsford 


Westford 


April 


5 


Joseph Fountain 


Chelmsford 


Nova Scotia 






Amalie Annable 


Hudson, N.H. 


Germany 


April 


6 


Alonzo Prince 


Chelmsford 


Canada 






Victoria Simons 


Lowell 


Canada 


April 


14 


Timothy Shea 


Chelmsford 


Ireland 






Delia Leahey 


Chelmsford 


Ireland 


April 


23 


John T. McMahon 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Catherine Noonan 


Clinton 


Clinton 


April 


30 


Patrick F. Mahoney 


Lowell 


Lowell 






Mary A. Pope 


Chelmsford 


London, Eng. 


April 


30 


Edward J. Dunn 


Chelmsford 


Ireland 






Mary O'Donnell 


Wilton, N. H. 


Wilton, N. H. 


May 


H 


Adelard Gaudette 


Lowell 


Canada 






Eveline Seymour 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 


May 


23 


Warren J. Kneeland 


Chelmsford 


Charlestown 






Jennie McManus 


Lowell- 


Lowell 


May 


25 


Charles Thresher 


Chelmsford 


Ireland 






Margaret Ryan 


Lowell 


Ireland 


June 


4 


Jeremiah F. Sullivan 


Lowell 


Ireland 






Rose G. Caine 


Chelmsford 


Scotland 


June 


7 


Edward Le Mieux 


Chelmsford 


Williamstown 






Daisy Lowther 


Chelmsford 


St. John, N. B. 


June 


10 


Arthur W. Garland 


Lowell 


Lowell 






Addie Z. Overlock 


Chelmsford 


Hermon, Me. 


June 


to 


Hubert A. Vickery 


Cheimsford 


Nova Scotia 






Georgie I. Allen 


Chelmsford 


Nova Scotia 


June 


20 


John Davis 


Lowell 


England 






Margaret J. Jordan 


Lowell 


Ireland 


June 


22 


John J. Harrington 


Chelmsford 


Ireland 






Annie Leary 


Boston 


Ireland 


June 


30 


Ulderic Boisvert 


Chelmsford 


Canada 






Rose Gay 


Lowell 


Canada 


July 


2 


William F. Jordan 


Boston 


Carlisle 






Phebe Murphy 


Chelmsford 


England 


July 


6 


William McGuinness 


Chelmsford 


Ireland 






Delia (Gilboyd) Lavell 


Chelmsford 


Ireland 



8 

MARRIAGES RECORDED IN 1902 — Continued. 



DATE. 


NAMES. 


RESIDENCE. 


BIRTHPLACE. 


July 


13 


Arthur W. Kettlety 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 






Mabel L. Dunn 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 


July 


14 


Ernest V. Hagberg 


West ford 


Sweden 






Gertrude V. Abrahamson 


Chelmsford 


Sweden 


July 


'7 


Charles H. Chick 


Chelmsford 


South Berwick, Me. 






Sarah (Scribner) Fawcett 


Chelmsford 


New Brunswick 


Aug. 


H 


Leonard B. Wright 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Adeline G. Brooke 


Chelmsford 


England 


Aug. 


27 


William F. Lillis 


Chelmsford 


Everett 






Mary E. Larkin 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 


Sept. 


2 


Edward Gray 


W. Kitchburg 


Canada 






Catherine McComb 


Chelmsford 


Canada 


Sept. 


3 


Erick S. Borg 


Chelmsford 


Sweden 






Alma C. Moeller 


Chelmsford 


Sweden 


Sept. 


4 


Charles K. Fletcher 


Littleton 


Harvard 






Grace G. Garland 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 


Sept. 


10 


Albert Wilson 


Lowell 


Ireland 






Ella B Knowlton 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 


Sept. 


16 


Oliver W. Fiske (adopted) 


Chelmsford 


North Andover 






Fredda M. Cheney 


Lowell 


Canada 


Sept. 


24 


George Thomas Parkhurst 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 






Ednah F. Byam 


Chelmsford 


Chelmsford 


Sept. 


24 


George P. Quist 


Chelmsford 


Sweden 






Margaret I). Brown 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 


Sept. 


2 5 


Fred Downs 


Chelmsford 


Augusta, Me. 






Orpha G. Hatch 


Chelmsford 


Highgate Springs, Vt. 


Sept. 


27 


John Francis Dolan 


Tyngsboro 


Clinton 






Sarah Ann Walker 


Roselle, N. J. 


Staten Island, N. V. 


Sept. 


30 


Apolidor J. La Rose 


Lowell 


Canada 






Leona Houle 


Chelmsford 


Hudson 


Oct. 


5 


H. Eugene Knowlton 


Chelmsford 


Lowell 






Maggie M. Wright 


Chelmsford 


Scottstown, Canada 


Oct. 


18 


Albert A Webster ' 


Chelmsford 


Frankford, Me. 






Lora A. Burrill 


Boston 


Skowhegan, Me. 


Oct. 


22 


Patrick J. Cassidy 


Chelmsford 


Ireland 






Sarah A. Honan 


Lowell 


Ireland 


Nov. 


23 


Bona Dessuisseau 


Chelmsford 


Canada 






Demarise Cloutier 


Lowell 


Canada 


Nov. 


26 


George A. Jamison 


Chelmsford 


Bridgewater, Me. 






Clara Dow 


Chelmsford 


Bridge water, Me. 


Nov. 


27 


Andrew Kelly 


Nashua,N. H. 


Lowell 






Ellen (Dow) Brooks 


Nashua.N. H. 


Lynn 


Dec. 


25 


William H. Rhodes 


Chelmsford 


England 






Annie V. Heading 


Chelmsford 


Belmont, N. Y. 


Dec. 


3 1 


Alfred A. Bell 


Lowell 


New Brunswick 






Josie B. Jeffery 


Lowell 


Nova Scotia 



Whole number, 47. 



DEATHS RECORDED IN 1902. 



DATE. 

Jan. 5. 

5. 
12. 
17. 
18. 
31. 
Feb. 2. 

7. 

8. 
15. 
22. 
22. 
23. 
23. 
28. 
March 1 . 

4. 
13. 
14. 
23. 
28. 

5. 
13. 
14. 
26. 
28. 

1. 

1. 

4. 

9. 
17. 
21. 
24. 
25. 
June 2. 



April 



May 



YRS. 

Mary H. (Bowen) Howard 54 

Frederick Westberg 

(Stillborn) 

Thomas J. Finnick 36 

Charles T. Shannehan 81 

Mary Frances (Peters) Parlee 35 

Sarah L. Page 77 

Ruth E. (Garland) Coolidge 57 

William Redmond 58 

Laura Manseau 5 

Nathaniel Ames Glidden 72 

(Stillborn) 

(Stillborn) 

Ralph Gilbert Lemay 

Robert Meldrum 71 

William Fanning 

Hannah Loker 90 

Mary Alice Lambert 

Ziba Gay 78 

Ademore Louis Carroll 

(Stillborn) 

George B. Hall 51 

Mary Ann (Cromwell) Peasley ... 86 

(Stillborn) 

Charles Hyde 82 

Arzella Grace Byam 5 

Charles Perry 85 

(Stillborn) 

Marion B. (Shelburne) Ripley 72 

William H. Webster 74 

Frederick W. Boisvert 

Anna B. (Sevrin) Anderson 56 

Charles W. S. Adams 51 

John Callahan 77 

Peter J. McEnaney 36 



MOS. 


DYS. 


10 


8 


4 


28 


7 




7 


24 


3 


27 


1 


13 


2 


29 





18 




20 




2 


4 


1 


10 


17 


4 


26 


9 


26 


4 


27 


7 


6 


7 




9 




10 


5 


5 


21 


5 





10 
DEATHS RECORDED IN 1902— Continued 

June 15. Mary F. (Chandler) Tucker 50 

17. Sampson Stevens 81 

22. Sarah M. (Fisher) Fletcher 73 

24. Lucie Lambert 74 

July 5. Helen McPhillip 

9. Laura B. Secord 23 

12. Florida Bibeault 

16. Frank Santamour 53 

26. (Stillborn) 

31. Neil Callahan 

Aug. 17. Henry A. Merrill 56 

17. Percy Rene 

19. Margaret (Barter) Kilbourne 80 

22. Daniel W. Casey 48 

Sept. 1. Mary A. D. (Jennison) Spaulding . 73 

2. Mary E. (Battles) Parkhurst 83 

5. James Riley 50 

13. Edward H. Lovering 

16. Reginald A. DeCarteret 

18. Merrill S. Stevens 60 

20. (Stillborn) 

21. Robert Fletcher 73 

24. Margaret E. (Berrick) Stearns .... 81 

25. George R. Dickey 49 

28. Mary J. (Marshall) Odell 69 

30. Frank McManus 45 

Oct. 5. Julia A. (Proctor) Spaulding 76 10 14 

5. Alexander McConnell 45 

9. Matilda (Porter) Seeton 81 

11. John Quincy Battles 75 

12. Alicia D. Walsh 

13. Homer Edison Thayer 64 

18. Sarah P. (Byam) Emerson 68 

21. Edward McEnnis 5 

27. Thomas J. Garvey 2 

Nov. 2. Almira S. Lovrien 90 

3. (Stillborn) 

5. Alice A. Alderton 



6 


18 


7 




10 






1 


7 




5 


15 


1 


5 


5 


13 




7 


7 




10 






23 


6 


10 


6 


20 


2 


14 


8 


19 


10 


20 


9 


25 


11 




7 





8 


7 


3 


16 


3 




9 


13 




15 


8 


18 


3 




2 


4 



11 

DEATHS RECORDED IN 1902— Continued. 

Nov. 7. Thomas P. Curtin 66 11 

17 George F. Schiefle 7 II 

Dec. 2. Carrie A. Josselyn 66 2 

11. James McGarvey 72 

17. Alfred G. Fallon 4 6 9 

26. Hannah A. (Cummings) Wright . . 68 
Males, 46; females, 32; total, 78. Interments in town, 45; in 

Lowell, 25. 

DOG LICENSES. 

Number of dogs licensed 290 

Males 269 

Females 21 

Amount received for licenses $643 00 

Amount of fees (20 cents a license) 58 00 

Paid to the County Treasurer, receipt on file 585 00 

Amount refunded to the town, 96 per cent 561 60 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, 1902, 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Chelms- 
ford, qualified to vote at elections and in town affairs, held at the 
Town Hall, Centre of the town, Monday, March 24, 1902, at 9 
o'clock in the forenoon, the following business was transacted, 
to wit: — 

The meeting was called to order and the warrant read by the 
Town Clerk, George A. Parkhurst. 

Under Article 1, to choose a Moderator, Arthur E. Reed and 
William H. Hall, previously appointed Tellers by the Selectmen, 
were sworn by the Town Clerk. 

Balloted for Moderator, the check list being used, and J. 
Adams Bartlett was unanimously elected. The oath of office 
was administered by the Town Clerk. 

Under Article 2, voted to accept the report of the Selectmen 
on guide posts. 

After making slight corrections, voted to accept the reports 
of town officers and committees as printed. 

Voted, to accept the report of the committee to ascertain the 
cost of heating apparatus for town hall at North Chelmsford, 
which was: cost of furnaces, $400; cost of cellar, $200. 

Heard report of Selectmen on naming streets. Voted that 
where the word 4 ' road ' ' occurs in the report it be changed to 
"street." Voted that the report be recommitted for revision. 

Heard the report of the committee on placing markers at 
the graves of Revolutionary soldiers. Voted to continue the 
committee with authority to use the unexpended balance of 
last year. 

Under Article 3, voted that the taxes be collected in the 
same way and manner as last year and that the compensation 
of the Treasurer and Collector shall be $500. 

Under Article 4, voted that the highways, townways and 
bridges be repaired in the same way and manner as last year. 



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Under Article 5, to choose all necessary town officers y 
Ralph W. Emerson and John P. Scoboria were sworn as tellers. 

The following officers were chosen by ballot: Town Clerk, 
George A. Parkhurst, by unanimous vote, and he was sworn 
by the Moderator; Treasurer and Tax Collector, Ervin W. 
Sweetser, unanimously chosen. 

Voted, to choose five Selectmen, who also shall serve as 
Assessors and Overseers of the Poor. Elected Joseph E. Warren » 
201; Patrick T. McMahon, 324; R. Wilson Dix, 327; Fred L. 
Fletcher, 331 ; A. Heady Park, 328. There were also votes cast 
as follows: Walter Perham, 130; William Shedd, 4. 

Chose for Auditors, Martin Robbins, George F. Snow, C. 
Frank Butterfield ; School Committee for three years, Alexander 
J. Park; Trustees of Adams Library for three years, Mrs. Harriet 
M. Bartlett, Rev. Wilson Waters; Highway Surveyor, David 
Higgins; Tree Warden, George B. B. Wright. 

Voted, to choose five Constables, and the following were 
elected: Melvin Walker, 133; William Corrigan, 166; James S. 
Wotton, 164; Warren Berry, 155; John J. Quessy, 162. Votes 
were also cast for George M. Wright, 27; H. L. Blood, 3; L. J. 
Spaulding, 3. 

Chose for Cemetery Commissioner, for three years, Alex- 
ander J. Park. 

The following officers were chosen by nomination from the 
floor: Fence Viewers, John Mulligan, Leonard Spaulding, 
George P. Mansfield; Appraisers of Personal Property at Town 
Farm, George P. Mansfield, Walter B. Emerson, Henry R. Hodson; 
Weighers of Hay, S. Waldo Parkhurst, Paul Dutton, Ferdinand 
M. Scoboria, Henry H. Emerson, Marcus H. Winship, Myron A. 
Queen; Measurers of Wood, S. Waldo Parkhurst, Paul Dutton, 
Warren Berry, Daniel A. Reardon, Marcus H. Winship, Myron 
A. Queen, John Marinel Jr., Herbert C. Sweetser, Melvin Walker; 
Surveyors of Lumber, R. Wilson Dix, George E. Spaulding, 
Myron A. Queen, Herbert C. Sweetser, Stewart Mackay, Hubert 
Bearce, E. Hamlin Russell, Melvin Walker; Field Drivers, R. 
Wilson Dix, E. Hamlin Russell, Henry R. Hodson; Committee 
on Annual Appropriations, Henry S. Perham, George F. Snow, 
Arthur H. Sheldon, Joseph E. Warren, William H. Shedd. 



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At this point, voted to lay Article 5 on the table and take 
up Article 9, relating to the sale of intoxicating liquors. The 
vote upon this question resulted as follows: Yes, 142. No, 162. 

Under Article 6 the list of jurors was accepted as follows: 
Ervin A. Blaisdell, Fred M. Brown, R. Wilson Dix, Arthur E. 
Dutton, Herbert H. Emerson, William R. Fowle, Samuel F. 
Hines, Henry R. Hodson, George Y. Hodge, John E. Hogan, 
Charles A. Holt, George H. Ingham, William M. Lee, Wilber E. 
Lapham, William E. Martin, John F. McManomin, James B. 
McQuaid, George P. Mansfield, George F. O'Neil, Alfred G. 
Parkhurst, Edward F. Parker, Walter Perham, James P. Quigley, 
A. Howard Richardson, Benjamin O. Robbins, Edward J. 
Robbins, John P. Scoboria, George F. Snow, George O. Spaulding, 
James A. Stackpole, George W. Swett, James A. Sampson, 
Herbert C. Sweetser, George B. B. Wright, James W. Ward, 
Arthur M. Warren, Joseph E. Warren. 

Voted, to raise by tax and appropriate the following sums 
reported by the committee on appropriations: For schools, 
teaching, care and fuel, $10,200 and unexpended balance of 
last year, $912,45, total, $11,112.45; school incidentals, $500; 
apparatus, $250; books and supplies, $1000; superintendent, 
$562.50; transportation, $1300; repairs and furniture, $900; 
highways, $6,000; support of poor, $2,800; indigent soldiers and 
sailors, $250; repairs of public buildings, $400; town officers 
and committees, $2,500; cattle inspector, $150; collection and 
abatement of taxes, $700; care of village clock, $30; care and 
improvement of cemeteries, $500; street lights, $1,400; Adams 
Library, $800; school-house loans and interest, $2,831. 

Voted, that in the several amounts appropriated for school 
purposes, the school committee be authorized to transfer from 
one appropriation to another. 

Voted, that the Treasurer be authorized, under the direction 
of the Selectmen, to borrow such sums of money as may be 
required for the demands upon him in anticipation of the taxes 
of the current year, and payable therefrom. 

Voted, to dismiss Article 10. 

Voted, to accept the gift of $400 in trust from Mrs. Lorinda 
H. Huckins, the income of the same to be expended in forever 



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keeping in repair the burial lots of Thomas S. Huckins, Isaac 
Woods, Joseph W. Pease and George H. Smith, all located in 
Riverside cemetery; one hundred dollars to be credited to the 
care of each of said lots. 

Voted, that the town, under the direction of the Cemetery 
Commissioners, purchase sufficient land at the easterly end of 
Riverside cemetery, North Chelmsford, to allow a suitable 
entrance at that point, and that the sum of $200 be raised and 
appropriated for that purpose. 

The report of the committee chosen at the last annual 
town meeting, to consider a new system of balloting for town 
officers, was read by the chairman, Walter Perham, and the 
system adopted. (iVction of the town subsequently rescinded, 
January 29, 1903.) 

Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $5,000 for a new 
two-room school-house at East Chelmsford, the same to be 
expended under the direction of the school committee, who shall 
"have power to acquire a site. The money thus appropriated to 
be raised as follows: One thousand dollars to be raised 
the ensuing year by direct taxation; the remaining sum to be 
borrowed by the Treasurer of the town, the same to be paid in 
annual instalments of one thousand dollars each. 

Voted, to dismiss Article 15. 

Voted, that the sum of $400 be raised and appropriated 
for the use of the North Chelmsford Library. 

Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $100 for the 
observance of Memorial Day. 

Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $450 for the 
purpose of heating the Almshouse, the same to be expended 
under the direction of the Overseers of the Poor. 

Voted, to appropriate the sum of $600 from money now in 
the treasury for land damages on account of widening Westford 
Street. 

Voted, that the sum of $250 be raised and appropriated for 
the purpose of providing additional facilities for the firewards. 

Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $50 for the 
official use of the Tree Warden. 



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Voted, to accept the townway known as Evergreen Street, 
as laid out by the Selectmen. 

Voted, to accept the townway known as Adams Street, 
provided that it be graded to the acceptance of the Selectmen. 

Voted, to accept the townway known as York Avenue. 

Voted, to accept the townway known as Washington Street. 

Voted, to accept the townway known as Ripley Street. 

Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $800 for the 
purpose of extending water pipes in the North Village, for 
better protection against fire. 

Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $200 for the 
purpose of installing a field telephone at the rifle range at North 
Chelmsford, and for care and maintenance of the same. 

Voted, to refer the matter of reimbursing Clarence H. 
Sprague, for sewer damages in North Chelmsford, to the Select- 
men to take such action as in their judgment may be advisable. 

Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $200 for a well, 
pump and trough at the northerly end of the common in North 
Chelmsford, the money to be expended under the direction of 
the Selectmen. 

The efficient services of the Moderator were acknowledged 
by a hearty vote of thanks. 

At 4.55 o'clock, voted, to dissolve the meeting. 

J. ADAMS BARTLETT, 
Moderator. 
GEO. A. PARKHURST, 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING MAY, 12, 1092, 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of 
Chelmsford, qualified by law to vote in town affairs, held at the 
Centre Town Hall, pursuant to warrant, Monday, May 12, 
1902, at 8 o'clock in the evening, the following business w r as 
transacted. 

The warrant was read by the Town Clerk, George A. Park- 
hurst. 

Albert H. Davis was chosen Moderator and the oath of 
office was administered by the Town Clerk. 

Voted, to pass over Article 2, relating to reports of town 
officers and committees, none being presented. 

Under Article 3, George M. Wright was chosen Constable 
by a unanimous vote. 

Voted, that the matter of a water nuisance on the land of 
Clarence H. Sprague be referred to the Selectmen. 

Voted, that the meeting be dissolved. 

ALBERT H. DAVIS, 

Moderator. 

GEO. A. PARKHURST, 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING AUGUST, 11, 1902. 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of 
Chelmsford, qualified by law to vote in town affairs, held at the 
Centre Town Hall, Monday August 11, 1902, at 8 o'clock p.m., 
the following business was transacted, to wit: — 

The meeting was called to order and the warrant read by the 
Town Clerk, George A. Parkhurst. 

Albert H. Davis was unanimously chosen Moderator, and 
sworn by the Town Clerk. 

On motion of Charles F. Scribner it was unanimously voted 
that the town provide a better heating system for the Town 
Hall at the North Village; and to defray the expense of the 
same, the treasurer of the town be authorized to borrow the 
sum of $1500, the same to be paid in three annual instalments 
of $500 each. Voted that the sum of money thus appropriated 
be expended under the direction of the Selectmen. 

Voted, that the meeting be dissolved. 

ALBERT H. DAVIS, 

Moderator. 
GEORGE A. PARKHURST, 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING JANUARY, 21, 1903. 



A special meeting of the legally qualified voters of the Town 
of Chelmsford was held pursuant to warrant at the Centre Town 
Hall, Thursday, January 29, 1903, at 7.45 o'clock in the even- 
ing, and the following business was transacted, viz. : — 

The warrant was read by the Town Clerk, George A. 
Parkhurst. 

J. Adams Bartlett was chosed Moderator. 

The following motion was offered by Joseph E. Warren: 
That the town hereby rescinds its action taken at the Annual 
Meeting held March 24, 1902, whereby, under Article 13 in the 
warrant, it was voted to adopt a new system of balloting for 
town officers; also upon the question of licensing the sale of 
intoxicating liquors. ' ' After a statement from the Town Counsel, 
Judge F. A. Fisher, upon the legal points involved, the motion 
was carried by a unanimous vote. 

On motion of Charles F. Scribner voted that official ballots 
shall hereafter be used in this town at its Annual Meetings. 

Voted to dismiss Article 4. 

Took up Article 5 and voted to lay the Article upon the 
table until action had been been taken upon Article 6. 

Voted, to dismiss Article 6, which related to raising money 
to pay for widening and changing the grade of the Groton and 
Chelmsford road. 

Under Article 5, voted that before granting a franchise or 
order of location to any street railway company the Selectmen 
are requested to give an opportunity to the inhabitants to 
inspect any order of grant and the conditions thereof. 

Voted, to dismiss Article 7, which related to assessments 
and betterments on account of the cost of public improvements. 

Under Article 8, voted that the sale of a piece of land 
known as "Peat Meadow" be referred to the Selectmen with 
full powers to act. 

Voted, that the meeting be dissolved. 

J. ADAMS BARTLETT, 

Moderator. 

GEO. A. PARKHURST, 
Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING FEBRUARY, 21, 1903. 



Pursuant to warrant, a meeting of the legal voters of the 
Town of Chelmsford was held at the Centre Town Hall, Saturday, 
February 21, 1903, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, when the 
following business was transacted. 

The warrant was read by the Town Clerk, George A. 
Parkhurst. 

J. Adams Bartlett was unanimously chosen Moderator. 

Article 2 was taken up but laid upon the table and Article 
6 acted upon. It was to see if the town will vote to rescind the 
vote passed at the last special town meeting whereby the town 
adopted the official ballot. 

Voted, to dismiss Article 6. 

Voted, that the Selectmen shall hereafter, until further 
action of the town, act as Assessors and Overseers of the Poor, 
as provided in Revised Laws, Chapter 11, Section 343. 

Voted, that the town accept Section 335 of Chapter 11 
of Revised Laws, which provides that until such acceptance 
be duly revoked the Town Clerk may be chosen for a term of 
three years; and that he shall hereafter be so chosen. 

Voted, that under revised Laws, Chapter 11, Section 365, 
and until further action of the town, the Tree Warden shall be 
elected by ballot; that the number of Selectmen shall be five; 
number of Auditors, three; number of Constables, seven; number 
of Trustees of the Adams Library, six; that there shall be one 
Highway Surveyor ; and that the Town Treasurer shall also be 
Collector of Taxes. 

A motion to increase the number of School Committee from 
three to six was defeated. 

At 3 o'clock voted to dissolve the meeting. 

J. ADAMS BARTLETT, 

Moderator. 
GEORGE A. PARKHURST, ' 
Town Clerk. 



STATE ELECTION, NOVEMBER 4, 1902. 



ABSTRACT OF VOTE OF THE TOWN. 

Whole number of ballots cast 690 

GOVERNOR. 

John L. Bates of Boston 409 

Michael T. Berry of Haverhill 3 

John C. Chase of Haverhill 24 

William A. Gaston of Boston. . . ." 210 

William H. Partridge of Newton 8 

Blanks 36 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. 

John Quincy Adams of Amesbury 46 

Thomas F. Brennan of Salem 3 

Oliver W. Cobb of Easthampton 12 

Curtis Guild, Jr., of Boston 379 

Herbert C. Joyner of Great Barrington 173 

Blanks 77 

SECRETARY. 

Edward A. Buckland of Holyoke 38 

Herbert B. Griffin of Winthrop 10 

Jeremiah O'Fihelly of Abington ., 3 

William M. Olin of Boston 387 

Willmore B. Stone of Springfield 170 

Blanks 82 



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TREASURER. 

Edward S. Bradford of Springfield 379 

Joseph L. Chalifoux of Lowell 182 

Frederick A. Nagler of Springfield 3 

Daniel Parlin of Worcester 14 

David Taylor of Boston 28 

Blanks 84 

AUDITOR. 

David Morrison of Fall River 9 

S. Fremont Packard of Brockton 33 

Charles Stoeber of Adams 2 

Thomas C. Thacher of Yarmouth 164 

Henry E. Turner of Maiden 386- 

Blanks 96 

ATTORNEY GENERAL. 

Allen Coffin of Nantucket 9 

Charles E. Fenner of Worcester 31 

John J. Flaherty of Gloucester 165 

John A. Henley of Lynn 2 

Herbert Parker of Lancaster 391 

Blanks 92 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS. 

Butler Ames of Lowell 380 

William S. Searle of Methuen 11 

John T. Sparks of Dracut 250 

James A. Wilkinson of Methuen 23 

Joseph Youngjohns of Lowell 1 

Blanks 25 

COUNCILLOR. 

John H. Gray of Maiden 13 

William J. McCluskey of Lowell 166 

Henri E. Richardson of Lowell 29 

Walter Scott Watson of Lowell 384 

Blanks 98. 



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SENATOR. 



Eben T. Adams of Chelmsford 344 

Daniel T. Blessington of Lowell 18 

Francis Day of Chelmsford 10 

James H. McKinley of Lowell 282 

Blanks 36 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER. 

George R. Duren of Carlisle 172 

Levi S. Gould of Melrose 370 

Arthur Staveley of Tewksbury 33 

Luther S. Wood of Lowell 11 

Blanks 104 



REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COURT. 

Lewis Dexter of Lowell 19 

Fred P. Folsom of Lowell 32 

William H. I. Hayes of Lowell 321 

John J. McManmon of Lowell 186 

Enlo A. Perham of Tyngsborough 187 

Royal S. Ripley of Chelmsford 404 

John J. Roark of Lowell 147 

Caleb L. Smith of Lowell 343 

George A. Smith of Chelmsford 23 

Joseph M. Spurr of Lowell 13 

Blanks 395 



NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS. 

Precinct 1 437 

Precinct 2 326 

Precinct 3 65 

Total 828 



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RETURN OF VOTES FOR REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COURT 
FOR TWENTY-FIFTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT. 

Lewis Dexter of Lowell 195 

Fred P. Folsom of Lowell 343 

William H. I. Hayes of Lowell 2,688 

John J. McManmon of Lowell 2,569 

Enlo A. Perham of Tyngsborough 2,344 

Royal S. Ripley of Chelmsford 2,623 

John J. Roark of Lowell 2,197 

Caleb L. Smith of Lowell 2,655 

George A. Smith of Chelmsford 132 

Joseph M. Spurr of Lowell 145 

Blanks 2,049 

Whole number of votes and blanks 17,940 

GEO. A. PARKHURST, 

Town Clerk. 



Report of Town Treasurer. 



For the year ending February 28, 1903. 



Your Treasurer charges himself with cash received as follows : 

Balance in treasury at last annual settlement $2,378 84 

Of State Treasurer: 

On account of Corporation tax, 1901 282 42 

On account of Corporation tax 1902 1,216 78 

On account of National Bank tax, 1902 854 65 

On account of cattle inspection, 1901 38 50 

On account of State Aid 1,176 00 

On account of Military Aid 92 00 

On account of Armory rent 300 00 

On account of State pauper 9 00 

On account of Street Railway tax 1,396 08 

On account of income of Mass. School Fund. . . 376 34 

County Treasurer, dog licenses 561 60 

Alvah S. Baker, keeper of Lowell jail, fines 8 00 

James F. Savage, clerk of Lowell Police Court, fines. 5 00 

A. Heady Park, on account of overdraft for State Aid 10 00 
A. Heady Park, on account of glass broke in street 

lamp 10 

City of Medford, aid to Charles Simpson's family. ... 4 50 

City of Lowell, for amount paid for Soldier's relief. . 24 00 
Mrs. J. E. Richardson, for reimbursement on hospital 

bill 81 25 

P. S. Ward, for rent of Town Hall (North) 94 00 

H. Herbert Emerson, for rent of Town Hall (Centre) 67 00 

J. E. Warren, for sale of street light frames 5 50 

American Book Co., for old books 3 21 

Town of Carlisle, for tuition 64 00 

E. C. Bartlett, amount received from State as Super- 
intendent's salary 937 50 

Amount carried forward $9,986 27 



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Amount brought forward $9,986 27 

Wm, Manning, for School house site 100 00 

Elmer E. Hildreth, for one chestnut mare from high- 
way dept 185 00 

Elmer E. Hildreth, as proceeds of farm 1,484 11 

Warren Berry, for rent of Johnson pumps 4 00 

City Institution for Savings, from Esther Lewis Fund 104 00 

City Institution for Savings, interest on Trust Funds 53 00 

A. G. Parkhurst, for sale of cemetery lots 5 00 

Walter Perham, for sale of cemetery lots 145 00 

Walter Perham, for sale of grass 3 00 

J. S. Wotton, for sale of cemetery lots 49 00 

James P. Emerson, for auctioneer's license 2 00 

Selectmen for slaughter house licenses 8 00 

Walter Hauver, for peddler's license 10 00 

Harry L. Parkhurst, sale of grass and cemetery gate 5 50 
Lorinda H. Huckins, as a trust fund, the income of 
same to be expended in forever keeping in repair 
the burial lots of Thomas S. Huckins, Isaac 
Woods, Joseph W. Pease and George H. Smith, 
all located in Riverside Cemetery, one hundred 

dollars to be credited to each lot 400 00 

R. L. Day & Co., school house loan (East) bearing 

interest at 3 3-4 per cent 3,000 00 

Wamesit National Bank, loan for Town Hall, (North) 

bearing interest at 4 per cent 1,500 00 

Cash borrowed as a temporary loan in anticipation 

of taxes 13,000 00 

On account of taxes as follows : 

Arthur M. Warren, Collector, tax of 1899 1,397 58 

Arthur M. Warren, Collector, interest of 1899 127 03 

Arthur M. Warren, Collector, tax of 1900 3,436 14 

Arthur M. Warren, Collector, interest on same 432 18 

E. W. Sweetser, Collector, tax of 1901 5,166 65 

E. W. Sweetser, Collector, as interest on same 234 97 

E. W. Sweetser, Collector, tax of 1902 27,416 34 

E. W. Sweetser, Collector, as interest on same 133 42 

E. W. Sweetser, Collector, excise tax, 1902 1,196 30 

Making a total of $69,584 49 



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And is credited as follows: 

By cash paid County, tax $2,702 60 

By cash paid State, tax 1,290 00 

By cash paid State, Highway tax 67 97 

By cash paid State Treasurer, amount overpaid on 

Corporation tax 72 78 

By cash deposited in City Institution for Savings. 

Lorinda H. Huckins Trust Fund 400 00 

By cash paid Adams Emerson cemetery fund 144 00 

By cash paid Supt. Town Farm per order of Over- 
seers of Poor for board of Esther R. Lewis 104 00 

By cash paid loan for street lighting 500 00 

By cash paid interest on same 18 50 

By cash paid temporary loan (in part) 9,500 00 

By cash paid interest on same 916 81 

By cash paid bills approved by Selectmen 48,595 56 

By cash paid interest on school house loan (East) ... 56 25 

Cash on hand 5,216 02 

Making a total of $69,584 49 

E. W. SWEETSER, 

Treasurer 
Chelmsford, March 5, 1903. 



Collectors' Report. 



Collector's Report for 1899. 

Taxes on list of 1899 uncollected Feb. 28, 1902 $1,477 86 

Interest on list of 1899 uncollected Feb. 28, 1902 103 45 

Interest accrued since Feb. 28, 1902 38 83 



$1,620 14 



Cash paid Town Treasurer as tax $1,397 58 

Cash paid Town Treasurer as interest 127 03 

Uncollected tax to new account 79 28 

Uncollected interest to new account 16 25 

$1,620 14 

Collector's Report for 1900. 

Taxes on list of 1900 uncollected Feb. 28, 1902 $5,261 90 

Interest on list of 1900 uncollected Feb. 28, 1902 315 71 

Interest accrued since Feb. 28, 1902 401 21 

$5,978 82 

•Cash paid Town Treasurer as tax $3,436 14 

Cash paid Town Treasurer as interest 452 18 

Uncollected tax to new account 1,825 76 

Uncollected interest to new account 264 74 

$5,978 82 
A. M. WARREN, Collector. 
Chelmsford, Feb. 28, 1903. 



Collector's Report for 1901. 

Tax on list of 1901 uncollected Feb. 28, 1902 $11,513 47 

Interest on list of 1901 uncollected Feb. 28, 1902 287 84 

Interest accrued since Feb. 28, 1902 486 60 



$12,287 91 



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Cash entered on Treasurer's book as tax $5,166 65 

Cash entered on Treasurer's book as interest 234 97 

Uncollected tax to new account 6,346 82 

Uncollected interest to new account 539 47 

$12,287 91 
E. W. SWEETSER, Collector. 

Collector's Report for 1902. 

Tax on list of 1902 $39,804 06 

Additional taxes 160 98 

Excise tax 1,196 30 

Interest collected since 133 42 

Interest accrued on uncollected tax 313 71 

$41,608 47 

Entered on Treasurer's book as tax $27,416 34 

Entered on Treasurer's book as excise tax 1,196 30 

Entered on Treasurer's book as interest 133 42 

Uncollected tax to new account 12,548 70 

Uncollected interest to new account 31371 

$41,608 47 
E % W. SWEETSER, Collector. 



Auditors' Report, 



We have examined the accounts of the Treasurer for the 
year ending February 28, 1903, and find his receipts and pay- 
ments properly entered and vouched for, and a balance of five 
thousand two hundred and sixteen and two one-hundreths 
dollars ($5,216.02) in his hands. 

We have also examined the accounts of the Selectmen and 
find that they have approved bills amounting to forty-eight 
thousand five hundred ninety-five and fifty-six one-hundredths 
dollars ($48,595.56), and that all of said bills have been paid by 
the Treasurer. 

We find assets : 

Cash in Treasury $ 5,216 02 

Tax of 1899 uncollected $ 79 28 

Interest accrued on same 16 25 

Tax of 1900 uncollected 1,825 76 

Interest accrued on same f 264 74 

Tax of 1901 uncollected 6,346 82 

Interest accrued on same 539 47 

Tax of 1902 uncollected 12,548 70 

Interest accrued on same 313 71 

21,934 73 

Due from State : 

State aid to January, 1903 1,042 00 

State aid for January and February, 1903. 206 00 

Military aid to January, 1903 204 00 

Military aid for January and February, 

1903 42 00 

On account of School Supt. and teachers. . . 937 50 

On account of Cattle Inspector 125 00 

Balance of corporation tax 333 31 

2,889 81 

Amount carried forward $30,040 56 



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Amount brought forward $30,040 56 

Due from other sources : 

Matthias Hutchins estate, hospital bills . . 560 08 
Cemetery trust funds deposited in Lowell 

Savings banks 2,962 64 

Lewis fund and interest deposited in 

Lowell Savings banks 165 67 3,688 39 

$33,728 95 

Liabilities : 

Notes (temporary loan) $21,500 00 

Notes (Centre School house loan) 4,800 00 

Notes (North Chelmsford School House 

loan) 7,490 00 

Notes (East Chelmsford School House 

loan) 3,000 00 

Notes North Chelmsford Hall heating 

loan) 1,500 00 

$38,290 00 

Emerson Cemetery improvement fund .. . 145 44 

Kimball fund and interest 126 97 

Silver fund and interest Ill 61 

Day fund and interest 100 22 

Emerson fund and interest 251 37 

Carleton fund and interest. ? 159 12 

Marshall fund and interest 100 22 

Edwards fund and interest 23 19 

Wood fund and interest 343 77 

Shedd fund and interest 105 72 

Coburn fund and interest 104 49 

Wheeler fund and interest 105 92 

Smith fund and interest 100 04 

Jaquith fund and interest 159 04 

Fletcher fund and interest 100 05 

John S. Shedd fund and interest 202 20 

Bowers fund and interest 101 05 

Whittemore fund and interest 105 05 

Adams fund and interest 210 10 



Amounts carried forward $2,510 13 $38,435 44 



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Amounts brought forward $2,510 13 $38,435 44 

Heywood fund and interest 52 51 

Huckins fund 100 00 

Pease fund 100 00 

Isaac Woods fund 100 00 

Geo. H. Smith fund 100 00 

2,962 64 

Lewis fund (for support of Mrs. E. Lewis) 

and interest 165 67 

Unpaid bills (estimated) 200 00 

Tax abatements (estimated) 400 00 

600 00 

$42,163 75 

Balance deficit $ 8,434 80 

GEORGE F. SNOW, 
MARTIN ROBBINS, 

Auditors. 

Chelmsford. March 5, 1903. 



Assessors' Report, 



For the Year Ending Feb. 28, 1903. 



Buildings exclusive of land 


$1,405,840 
804,040 




Land excluding buildings 




Total valuation of real estate 




$2,209,880 


Value of assessed personal estate 




463,410 


Rate of taxation, $14.00 per $1,000. 


$2,673,290 


Number of polls 

Assessed on polls only 


1,189 


557 


Residents assessed on property. 

Individuals 

All others 


914 
44 




Total 




958 


Non-residents assessed on property 
Individuals 


356 
17 




All others 




Total 


373 


Total number assessed 


1,888 


Number of horses 




588 


Number of cows 




941 


Number of sheep 




13 


Neat cattle other than cows 




200 



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Number of Swine 169 

Dwellings 983 

Acres of land 14,178 

TAXES. 

State tax $1,290 00 

State Highway tax 67 97 

Countv tax 2,702 60 

$4,060 57 

Appropriations : 

School, teaching, care and fuel 10,200 00 

School books and supplies 1 ,000 00 

School incidentals 500 00 

School apparatus 250 00 

School Superintendent 562 50 

School Transportation 1,300 00 

School repairs and furniture 900 00 

14,712 50 

Highways, townways and bridges. . 6,000 00 

Support of poor 2,800 00 

Indigent soldiers and sailors 250 00 

Repairs of public buildings 400 00 

Town offices and committees 2,500 00 

Cattle Inspector 150 00 

Collection and abatement of taxes. . 700 00 

Care of Village Clock 30 00 

Care of Cemeteries 500 00 

Miscellaneous expenses 800 00 

Street lights 1,400 00 

Adams library 800 00 

School house loans 2,831 00 

Land adjoining Riverside Cemetery . 200 00 

School house, East Chelmsford 1,000 00 

North Chelmsford library 400 00 

Memorial day 100 00 

Amount carried forward $20,861 00 



35 

Amount brought forward $20,861 00 

Heating Almshouse 450 00 

Fire Wards 250 00 

Water Pipe, North Village 800 00 

Field telephone, North Village 200 00 

Well pump and trough 250 00 

Tree Warden 50 00 

22,861 00 

Over layings 169 99 

$41,804 06 

Less estimated receipts 2,000 00 

$39,804 06 

Tax on property $37,426 06 

Tax on 1,189 polls 2,378 00 

$39,804 06 



The real and personal estate was assessed the past year to 
the amount of $193,387.00 more than last year, owing largely 
to a new method that was ordered by the Board, in hiring counsel 
to look up real estate and Probate Court records. Although 
the abatement of taxes has been larger the past year than in 
former years, we are free to say that the expense incurred has 
resulted in a decided gain to the town. 

As the appropriation this year was $2,711.42 more than 
last year, we have been able by this method to keep the tax rate 
per thousand the same as last year. 

P. T. McMAHON, 
FRED L. FLETCHER, 
JOSEPH E. WARREN, 
A. HEADY PARK, 
R. WILSON DIX, 

Assessors of Chelmsford. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



TEACHING. 



CENTRE. 



C. H. Knowlton, 39 weeks $858 75 

Lillian S. Copeland, 39 weeks 438 75 

Lena E. Bliss, 39 weeks 405 00 

Anna E. Bliss, 13 weeks 65 00 

Grace E. Mansfield, 34 weeks 340 00 

Bell M. Gould, 32 weeks 297 50 

Grace E. Litchfield, 34 weeks 374 00 

Ethel E. Kimball, 34 weeks 350 50 

Susan S. McFarlin, 34 weeks 374 00 

Mary Dix, 1-2 week 4 00 

Grace C. P. Perham, 2 weeks 20 00 



NORTH. 

Laura G. Hoyt, 36 weeks $396 00 

Gertrude Jones, 36 weeks 360 00 

Josephine Blakely, 36 weeks 353 50 

Susan E. Wheeler, 36 weeks 353 50 

Percy F. Parsons, 39 weeks 853 75 

Esther B. Douglas, 36 weeks 360 00 

Ethel D. Fisher, 39 weeks 390 00 

Emma Drew, 22 weeks 198 00 

Emily Dowd, 1 week 9 00 



$3,527 50 



$3,273 75 



GOLDEN COVE. 

Harriet M. Hall, 36 weeks $360 00 



37 

WEST. 

Bertha H. Long, 35 weeks $350 00 

Agnes Naylor, 35weeks 385 00 

$735 00 

EAST. 

Sarah M. Devine, 37 weeks $326 00 

SOUTH ROW. 

Grace S. Parkhurst, 37 weeks $296 00 

SOUTH. 

Christina Ashworth, 36 2-3 weeks $341 50 

MUSIC. 

May B. Raynes, 23 weeks $230 00 

MILITARY. 

C. E. Bartlett $9 00 

Total $9,098 75 

CARE OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS. 

CENTRE. 

H. H. Emerson, Janitor $450 00 

A. H. Richardson, care 75 

$450 75 

COVE. 

Herman Hill, Janitor $26 25 

Richard E. Davis, cleaning 3 25 

$29 50 

SOUTH. 

Alex. J. Park, cleaning $ 5 10 

May Robbins, Janitor 4 SO 

Herbert Penniman, Janitor 13 20 

David McGrath 1 50 

$24 60 



38 

SOUTH ROW. 

R. E. Osterhout, Janitor $24 92 

EAST. 

Orrin Pierce, Janitor ' $92 50 

NORTH. 

Christopher Clansen, Janitor $387 00 

William McClure, cleaning vault 4 00 

$391 00 

WEST. 

Charles Jordan, Janitor $36 25 



$1,049 52 



EAST CHELMSFORD SCHOOL-HOUSE. 

Samuel Hagerman, builder $2,156 75 

R. Wilson Dix, mason work and grading 511 00 

Sutherland & Taylor, Plasterers 250 00 

F. W. Wing, Painter 100 00 

W. A. Mack, heating plant, on acc't 450 00 

Edwin R. Clark, Architect, on acc't 162 56 

James F. Mooney, blackboard 53 26 

Wm. McLarney Co., pipe and labor 7 01 

H. Albina Manning, land 300 00 

Arthur H. Sheldon, making out papers. . 4 96 

Orrin Pierce, setting bounds, etc 3 40 



$3,998 94 



COLLECTION AND ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Arthur M. Warren, collecting year 1899 . . 
Arthur M. Warren, collecting year 1900 . . 
Arthur M. Warren, abatements year 1899 
Arthur M. Warren, abatements year 1900 
E. W. Sweetser, abatements year 1901 . . . 
E. W. Sweetser, abatements year 1902 . . . 



$ 22 


88 


58 


02 


92 


42 


110 


99 


90 


97 


392 


87 



$768 15 



39 

HEATING AT ALMSHOUSE. 

William McLarney, heating plant $365 00 

Patrick Niland, mason and tender 26 75 

Connors Brothers, brick, etc 10 50 

$402 25 

FIRE WARDS. 

G. E, Martindale, ladder truck $ 41 00 

Ervin Blaisdell, ladder truck 9 00 

Ervin Blaisdell, barrel covers 4 00 

Geo. M. Wright, irons for barrels s 00 

Warren Berry, painting truck 11 00 

Warren Berry, pails for truck 13 50 

H. B. Shattuck & Son, axe, bar and hook 3 60 

Melvin Walker, water barrels 7 00 

National Manufacturing Co., pumps, etc. . 115 46 

$212 56 

ADAMS LIBRARY. 
Wilson Waters, Treasurer $800 00 

NORTH CHELMSFORD LIBRARY. 
C. Frank Butterfield, Treasurer $400 00 

MEMORIAL DAY. 
J. P. Emerson, Quartermaster C. V. A.. . . S76 57 

VILLAGE CLOCK ASSOCIATION. 
J. H. Bartlett, Vice-President $30 00 

MARKERS FOR GRAVES OF REVOLUTIONARY 
SOLDIERS. 

Wilson W T aters, markers $9 85 

CATTLE INSPECTION. 

E. C. Perham, Inspector of Cattle $250 00 

E. C. Perham, Inspector of Meat 52 00 

F $302 00 



40 

TREE WARDEN. 

Geo. B. B. Wright, bill for 1901 $16 25 

Geo. B. B. Wright, bill for 1902 40 75 

Geo. B. B. Wright, inspecting trees 7 50 

$64 50 

STATE AND MILITARY AID. 

Paid under Chapter 374, Statutes 1899 $1,248 00 

Paid under Chapter 372, Statutes 1899 . 534 50 

SCHOOL-HOUSE LOAN NOTES. 

Note on school-house, North Chelmsford $1,070 00 

Note on school-house, Centre 1,200 00 

$2,270 00 

INTEREST ON SCHOOL-HOUSE LOANS. 

Interest on school-house notes, North 

Chelmsford $321 00 

Interest on school-house notes, Centre. . 240 00 

$561 00 

RIFLE RANGE, NORTH CHELMSFORD. 

E. H. Keyes, poles $27 00 

Tucke & Parker, labor and supplies .... 65 60 

A. C. Mitchell, targets 21 75 

W. H. Quiglev, care of range 60 00 

$174 35 

NORTH CHELMSFORD WATER SUPPLY. 
M. J. Drummond & Co., pipe $442 10 

HEATING HALL, NORTH VILLAGE. 

J. S. Wotton on account of contract for 

cellar $650 00 



41 

SCHOOL INCIDENTALS. 

Middlesex Truant School, board of James 

Shields $ 5 57 

Grace C. Litchfield, cloth l 68 

James Stanley, cleaning clock 1 00 

Young Bros., ladder and steps 7 70 

C. B. Coburn, paint and brushes 4 12 

F. A. McNutt, bills and envelopes 20 25 

S. W. Parkhurst, oil, broom, step ladder, 

etc 3s 78 

Western Union Telegraph Co 131 

W. J. Randall, repairing lock, clock, etc. . 10 57 

F. L. Kendall, express 85 

C. H. Knowlton, express, etc 2 62 

Lowell Machine Shop, seat irons 3 75 

G. T. Parkhurst, printing envelopes, 

letter heads, etc 15 25 

Chas. Jordan, teaming 6 25 

Mrs. S. J. Garland, repairing flag 1 00 

American Express, expressing 2 35 

Wm. Holland, teaming 4 50 

B. & M. R. R. Co., freight 7 96 

E. R. Marshall, shutters, sawdust, etc ... 6 SO 

George S. Elliott, labor W. C. School ... 18 04 

George S. Elliott, labor N. C. School .... 22 55 

Phelps & Porter, repairing slate roof .... 15 83 

O. M. Snell, surveying 12 50 

North Chelmsford Gro. Store, incidentals 17 05 

Lowell Gas Light Co., Gas, No. 8 4 84 

Bartlett & Dow, locks 65 

Orrin Pierce, pail, broom, etc 85 

C. E. Anstill, repairing drum 1 50 

Masury, Young & Co 24 00 

E. P. Flanders, pail, locks, keys, etc 22 05 

Wm. McLarney, copper pipe, etc 36 04 

E. T. Adams, oil can, brooms, etc 2 48 

E. E. Babb & Co., incidentals 1 58 

Amount carried forward $322 27 



42 

Amount brought forward $322 27 

E. J. Carroll & Co., basket, etc 5 55 

G. M. Wright, repairs 1 10 

Robertson & Co., oil heater 5 00 

C. H. Sprague, teaming 9 75 



REPAIRS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

John Marinel, Jr., moving hearse house . $14 00 

Wm. Mitchell, repairs at Farm 10 56 

P. T. McMahon, repairs, Hall, N. C 3 35 

P. T. McMahon, paid for labor setting 

edge stone, N. C 40 25 

James Burnhart, paid for labor setting 

edge stone, N. C 

P. T. McMahon, shingles for Farm 

Amasa Pratt & Co., windows for Farm . . 

Wm. Mitchell, labor at Farm 

D. P. Byam, painting and shingling hearse 

house, S. C 

Patrick Niland, mason work, barn cellar . 



16 


25 


14 


63 


12 


55 


10 


56 


18 


21 


26 


75 



SCHOOL FURNITURE AND REPAIRS. 

W. C. Edwards, repairs $ 4 29 

Adams & Co., book case 12 00 

E. F. De La Have, repairs 35 00 

W. J. Randall, repairs, Centre 1 40 

L. Spaulding, repairs, N. C 91 45 

Geo. S. Elliott, repairs, W. C 60 72 

Geo. S. Elliott, repairs, N. C 20 70 

Geo. H. Smith, repairs, N. C. and W. C. . . 74 50 
Amasa Pratt & Co., lumber for N. C. and 

W. C 95 85 

E. F. De La Have, edge stone, etc., at N. C 123 68 

Amount carried forward $519 59 



$343 67 



— $167 11 



43 

Amount brought forward $51 <) r>9 

Kenney Bros. & Wolking, desks 124 00 

Orrin Pierce, window last 1 75 

Slatington Bangor Co., blackbds 82 67 

Adams & Co., shades and fixtures 9 90 

E. P. Flanders & Co., paints 31 88 

Robertson & Co., desks and chairs L>7 50 

Wm. McLarney & Co., pipe, labor, etc. . . 24 03 

J. H. Knight, repairs 5 50 

Pratt & Forrest, window 3 70 

Wm. Mitchell, labor 2 80 

W. A. Mack & Co., pipe 22 35 

Adams & Co., 2 desks and 2 office chairs. 43 50 

$889 17 



CARE OF CEMETERIES. 

Frank Santamour, labor $88 00 

M. C. Wilson, labor 18 00 

George B. Wright, trees and labor 60 62 

S. W. Parkhurst, grass seed 1 59 

J. H. Wilson, labor 3 30 

John G. Craig 28 25 

Frank Lane, labor and teaming 23 90 

Wm. Fletcher, 103 loads sand 10 30 

F. G. Cann, labor and teaming 12 00 

Geo. H. Robbins, surveying 20 00 

H. E. Fletcher, stone chips 50 

A. H. Simpson, labor 26 25 

Michael O'Day, labor 53 09 

A. B. Paasche, labor 5 70 

F. J. Whittamore, repairs and iron work, 24 00 

C. H. Dutton, labor 4 00 

Walter Perham, care Pine Ridge $ 5 00 

Walter Perham, care Forefathers 10 00 

15 00 



Amount carried forward $394 50 



44 

Amount brought forward 

J. R. Parkhurst, care Forefathers 

J. S. Wotton, care Riverside 

John Marinel, Jr., labor, Riverside 

Geo. H. Holt, repairs on pumps, Centre, 

South and North 

H. E. Waid, labor, Pine Ridge 

Geo. P. Mansfield, labor, Hart Pond 

Wm. J. Randall, sharpening mower 

G. T. Parkhurst, stationery 

Felix Lovely, labor, Forefathers 

D. P. Byam, labor, Hart Pond 

Areal Smith, labor 

A. F. Whidden, W. C 

H. L. Parkhurst .• 

J. A. Parkhurst, water supply 

D. Haley, labor 

E. R. Marshall 



TRUST FUNDS. 



Walter Perham, care of A. Day lot $4 00 

Walter Perham, care of E. Smith lot ... . 4 00 

Walter Perham, care of T. Marshall lot . . 4 00 

Walter Perham, care of G. Fletcher lot . . 4 00 

16 00 

A. F. Whidden, care of Winn lot 3 00 

A. F. Whidden, care of Bowers lot 3 00 

A. F. Whidden, care of Wheeler lot 3 00 

9 00 



$394 


50 


25 


00 


24 


75 


13 


75 


22 


00 




90 


4 


00 




75 


24 


00 


8 


40 


30 


15 


3 


75 


75 


00 


7 


50 


24 


00 


1 


50 


2 


00 



$661 95 



J. R. Parkhurst, care of Emerson lot ... . 5 00 

J. R. Parkhurst, care of Kimball lot 5 00 

J. R. Parkhurst, care of Marshall lot ... . 3 00 

J. R. Parkhurst, care of Coburn lot 3 00 



Amounts carried forward $16 00 $25 00 



45 



Amounts brought forward SI 6 00 $25 00 

J. R. Parkhurst, care of Shedd lots 6 00 

J. R. Parkhurst, care of Day lot 3 00 

J. R. Parkhurst, care of Shedd and Park- 



hurst lot 



3 00 

28 00 

$53 00 



HIGHWAYS. 



H. C. Sweetser, grain S 15 93 

Sweetser & Day, grain and hay 362 82 

F. M. Scoboria, grain 145 48 $524 23 

N. C. Grocery Store, grain, straw and hay, 124 23 

Wm. Manning, hay 101 95 

J. C. Sheehan, hay 36 00 

Geo. Coburn, hay 2 41 

R. O. Robbins, 9215 lbs. hay 89 22 

John McKennedy, 4790 lbs. hay 47 90 

B. J. Spaulding, 3040 lbs. hay 28 39 

D. P. Byam, 2545 lbs. hay 25 65 

L. Spaulding, 1470 lbs. hay 14 70 

Estate of P. F. Litchfield, 3270 lbs. hay. . 32 16 

Town Farm, hay 49 90 

A. M. Blaisdell, 1950 lbs. straw 19 70 

Geo. Coburn, straw 6 33 578 54 

Joseph Carpentier, blacksmithing 4S 14 

F. J. Whittemore, blacksmithing 7 SO 

G. M. Wright, blacksmithing S3 57 139 51 

Harriet E. Shaw, use of stable 23 35 

O. M. Snell, surveying IS 50 41 85 

W. E. Livingston, brick and cement . 14 00 

Lowell Coal Co., brick and cement 5 95 19 95 

Staples Bros., sewer grates, drain pipe. . . 38 90 

H. L. Parkhurst, drain pipe 33 00 71 90 

Amount carried forward $1,375 98 



46 

Amount brought forward $1,375 98 

Davis & Sargent, 2000 ft. spruce plank . . 44 00 

P. T. McMahon, 6020 ft. spruce plank ... 132 44 

P. T. McMahon, lumber and labor 20 06 

P. Savage, posts 4 00 

Geo. E. Spaulding, posts 3 48 203 98 

S. W. Parkhurst, tools, etc 38 37 

Bartlett & Dow, tools, etc 16 31 

E. T. Adams, tools, etc 19 69 74 37 

Dr. W. A. Sherman, veterinary 8 50 

Jesse E. Viles, veterinary 14 00 

Wm. H. Hills, medicines 1 15 23 65 

H. E. Fletcher, stone 77 74 

Patrick Savage, stone 14 02 

James Buckland, setting curbing 10 00 101 76 

E. H. Keyes, use of team 36 00 

L. Gaudette, use of team 27 00 

E. E. Hildreth, use of team 53 00 116 00 

W. L. Draper, drag and repairs • 13 65 

J.'H. Knights, repairs 5 00 

E. A. Blaisdell, repairs 8 15 26 80 

F. A. Lane, one horse 180 00 

C. H. Hanson, one pair horses 312 00 492 00 

C. H. Hanson, harness supplies 8 00 

W. H. Davis, repairs 2 30 

Donovan Harness Co., supplies, repairs . 19 75 

Ebert Harness Co., supplies, repairs .... 4 50 

Geo. E. Dillingham, repairs 3 20 

N. S. Stevens, repairs 5 85 43 60 

R. Wilson Dix, grading on Edmands St. . 100 00 
R. Wilson Dix, relaying wall, West 

Chelmsford 35 00 

P. T. McMahon, labor on Washington St, 80 15 

J. Marinel, labor 15 25 

C. H. Tucker, labor 2 25 

Homer E. Thayer, labor 3 60 

Warren Berry, labor 1 80 

Thomas Bridgford, labor 5 00 243 05 

Amount carried forward $2,782 19 



47 

Amount brought forward $2,782 19 

H. E. Fletcher, 46 1-2 tons stone 27 62 

Drake Estate, stone chips 6 60 34 22 

Wilson Waters, 352 loads gravel at 7c . . . 24 64 

Mrs. Lovering, 335 loads gravel at 10c . . 33 50 

R. W. Dix, 159 loads gravel at 10c 15 90 

Robert Shinkwin, 274 loads gravel at 10c 27 40 

Geo. F. Snow, 404 loads gravel at 10c ... 40 40 

Alfred Paasche, 726 loads gravel at 10c. 72 60 

Mrs. E. E. Dutton,112 loads gravel at 10c 11 20 

Chas. Shinkwin, 642 loads gravel at 5c. . 32 10 

Nels Knutson, 145 loads gravel at 10c . . 14 50 

P. Flynn, 82 loads gravel at 10c 8 20 

Chelmsford Foundry Co., 87 loads cinders 

at 10c 8 70 289 14 

Geo. E. Spaulding, breaking roads . . 1 1 00 

Warren Berry, breaking roads 26 20 

Elmer E. Voter, breaking roads 1 50 

Geo. A. McNulty, breaking roads .... S 70 

Peter E. McNulty, breaking roads 2 18 

John Marinel, Jr., breaking roads and 

sidewalks 25 75 

Charles Finnick, breaking roads 3 00 

L. Spaulding, breaking roads 3 20 

J. C. Sheehan, breaking roads 10 15 

Robert Penniman, breaking roads and 

sidewalks 5 70 

B. O. Robbins, breaking roads, 1901 and 

1902 14 70 

John J. Dunn, breaking roads, sidewalks. 18 50 
J. S. Wotton, breaking roads, labor on 

highway 70 20 

F. A. Hazen, breaking roads 4 35 

R. Wilson Dix, breaking roads 2 00 206 53 

Amount carried forward $3,312 08 



4s 
Amount brought forward $3,312 08 

PAY ROLL FOR MARCH AND APRIL. 

March. David Higgins. 26 days at S2.75. S71 50 

April, David Higgins, 10 days at S3. 00. . 30 00 101 50 

March. Patrick Flynn. 24 days at $1.50 36 00 

April. Patrick Flynn. 8 days at SI. 75 14 00 50 00 

March, William Borden, 25 days at SI. 50 37 50 

April. William Borden 9 days at SI. 75. . . 15 75 53 25 

March and April, George Roscoe. 32 days 

at SI. 50 48 00 4s 00 

March and April, Frank Patten. 33 days 

at SI. 50 49 50 49 50 

April, David Kelley, 5 days at $1.50 ... . 7 50 7 50 



S309 75 



PAY ROLL FOR APRIL AND MAY. 

David Higgins, 24 days at S3.00 S72 00 

Patrick Flynn, 23 days at SI. 75 40 25 

William Borden. 19 days at SI. 75 33 25 

George Roscoe, 23 days at SI. 50 34 50 

Frank Patten, 23 days at SI. 50 34 50 

David Kelley, 24 days at SI. 50 36 00 

Michael McKennedy, 17 days at SI. 50 . . 25 50 276 00 

PAY ROLL FOR MAY AXD JUNE. 

David Higgins, 30 days at S3. 00 '00 

Patrick Flynn, 29 days at SI. 75 •"><> 75 

William Borden, 30 d ys at SI. 75 52 50 

George Roscoe, 29 days at SI. 50 43 50 

David Kelley, 30 days at SI. 75 52 50 

M. McKennedy, 30 days at SI. 75 52 50 

Frank Patten, 29 days at SI. 50 43 50 

James Burnhart. 3 days at S2.50 7 50 

J. O'Day, 2s: days at SI. 50 42 00 434 75 

Amount carried forward S4,251 58 



49 

Amount brought forward $4,251 08 

PAY ROLL FOR JUNE AND JULY. 

David Higgins, 24 days at S3. 00 $72 00 

Patrick Flynn, 20 1-2 days at $1.75 35 88 

William Borden, 23 days at $1.75 ... 40 25 

George Roscoe, 22 days at $1.50 ... . 33 00 

F. W. Patten, 21 1-2 days at SI. 50 32 25 

David Kelley, 23 days at $1.75 40 25 

M. McKennedy, 23 days at SI. 75 40 25 

J. O'Day, 22 days at SI. 50 33 00 

James Burnhart, 6 1-2 days at S2.50 16 25 343 13 

PAY ROLL FOR JULY AND AUGUST. 

David Higgins, 24 days at S3. 00 72 00 

Patrick Flynn, 24 days at $1.75 42 00 

William Borden, 24 days at $1.75 42 00 

George Roscoe, 24 days at $1.50 . . . 36 00 

David Kelley, 24 days at SI. 75 42 00 

F. W. Patten, 24 days at SI. 50 36 00 

M. McKennedy, 24 days at $1.75- 42 00 

J. O'Day, 24 days at SI. 50 36 00 

I. J. Gassett, 8 days at SI. 50 12 00 

William Johnson, 8 days at SI. 50 12 00 372^00 

PAY ROLL FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. 

David Higgins, 30 days at $3.00 $90 00 

Patrick Flynn, 29 days at SI. 75 50 75 

William Borden, 29 days at SI. 75 50 75 

David Kelley, 29 days at $1.75 50 75 

M. McKennedy, 29 days at $1.75 50 75 

George Roscoe, 29 days at $1.50 43 50 

F. W. Patten, 29 days at SI. 50 43 50 

J. O'Day, 29 days at $1.50 43 50 423 50 

Amount carried forward $5,390 21 



50 

Amount brought forward $5,390 21 

PAY ROLL FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER. 

David Higgins, 24 days at $3.00 $72 00 

Patrick Flynn, 22 days at $1.75 38 50 

William Borden, 23 days at $1.75 40 25 

David Kelley, 23 days at $1.75 40 25 

M. H. McKennedy, 23 days at $1.75 .... 40 25 

George Roscoe, 22 days at $1.50 33 00 

F. W. Patten, 22 days at $1.50 33 00 

Joseph O'Day, 21 days at $1.50 31 50 328 75 

PAY ROLL FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER. 

David Higgins, 24 days at $3.00 $72 00 

William Borden, 23 1-2 days at $1.75 ... 41 13 

Patrick Flynn, 23 days at $1.75 40 25 

M. H. McKennedy, 24 days at $1.75 42 00 

George Roscoe, 23 days at $1.50 34 50 

F. W. Patten, 23 days at $1.50 34 50 

David Kelley, 1 day at $1.50 1 50 

Joseph O'Day, 1 day at $1.50 1 50 267 38 

PAY ROLL FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER. 

David Higgins, 30 days at $3.00 $90 00 

Patrick Flynn, 26 days at $1.75 45 50 

William Borden, 28 days at $1.75 49 00 

M. H. McKennedy, 28 days at $1.75 .... 49 00 

George Roscoe, 29 days at $1.50 43 50 

F. W. Patten, 28 days at $1.50 42 00 319 00 

PAY ROLL FOR DECEMBER AND JANUARY. 

David Higgins, 25 days at $3.00 $75 00 

Patrick Flynn, 21 days at $1.75* 36 75 

William Borden, 24 days at $1.75 42 00 

Amount carried forward $6,305 34 



51 

Amount brought forward $6,305 34 

M. H. McKennedy, 24 days at $1.75 42 00 

George Roscoe, 23 1-2 days at $1.50. . . . 35 25 

F. W. Patten, 21 days at $1.50 31 50 262 50 

PAY ROLL FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. 

David Higgins, 30 days at $3.00 $90 00 

Patrick Flynn, 28 days at $1.75 49 00 

William Borden, 29 days at $1.75 50 75 

M. H. McKennedy, 29 days at $1.75 50 75 

George Roscoe, 22 days at $1.50 33 00 

F. W. Patten, 21 days at $1.50 31 50 305 00 

PAY ROLL FOR FEBRUARY. 

David Higgins, 13 days at $3.00 $39 00 

Patrick Flynn, 8 days at $1.75 14 00 

William Borden, 11 days at $1.75 19 25 

M. H. McKennedy, 12 days at $1.75 .... 21 00 

George Roscoe, 9 days at $1.50 13 50 

F. W. Patten, 7 days at $1.50 10 50 117 25 

Amount of pay rolls $3,759 01 

Total highways $6,990 09 

SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION. 

Mrs. Ida M. Voter, West Row to Centre. . . $ 282 00 

H. R. Hodson, North Row to Centre 243 00 

Boston & Northern St. Ry. Co., 410 00 

J. J. Sullivan, South to Centre 226 00 

A. J. Park, South to Centre 68 25 

Stewart Mackay, West to North 30 00 

N. Y. N. H. & H. R. R., South to Centre . 22 50 



$1,281 75, 



SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT. 



F. L. Kendall $1 ' 125 

Received from the State 562 50 



52 
SCHOOL APPARATUS. 

Ziegler Electric Co., supplies $ 4 50 

L. E. Knott Co., supplies 57 36 

Talbot Chemical Co., supplies 417 

Arthur W. Hall Co., supplies 17 12 

Neostyle Co., supplies 18 00 



SCHOOL FUEL. 

H. L. Parkhurst, 4 tons coal, East $ 

H. L. Parkhurst, 3 tons coal, Centre 

H. L. Parkhurst 38,820 lbs. coal, Centre . . 

H. L. Parkhurst, 50,450 lbs. coal, Centre... 

H. L. Parkhurst, 1 1-2 cords sawed wood, 

Centre 

D. P. Byam, 41 ft. wood, South 

James Dunnigan, 74,715 lbs. coal, North. . 
James Dunnigan, 13 1-2 tons coal, North 
John Marinel, Jr., 18 1-4 cords sawed 

wood, North 118 69 

John Marinel, Jr., 4 cords sawed wood, 

West 

F. G. Cann, 2 cords wood, East 

E. C. Perham, 5 cords sawed wood . . . 

A. M. Warren, 22 1-2 cords wood 

Sweetser & Day, 2 cords slabs, Centre . 
A. A. Brown, 2 cords wood, South .... 
Herbert Penniman, sawing wood 



34 


00 


27 


26 


120 


45 


252 


25 


8 


50 


35 


85 


224 


14 


133 


75 



27 


00 


20 


00 


28 


00 


145 


25 


6 


00 


16 


00 


3 


75 



$101 15 



$1,200 89 



53 

TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Ginn & Co $104 15 

Benjamin M. Sanborn 89 

Houghton, Mifflin 14 60 

D. Appleton & Co 13 09 

E. E. Babb & Co 183 88 

J. L. Hammel Co 68 56 

Silver, Burdett & Co 51 60 

Talbot Dyewood &]Chemical Co 1 95 

G. T. Parkhurst 3 30 

Charles Littlefield]& Co 1 75 

Rand McNally 16 66 

Boston & Maine, express 2 72 

Kenny Brothers & Wilkins 179 12 

F. L. Kendall * 5 79 

American Book Co 242 64 

D. C. Heath & Co 5 20 

A. J. Bois 3 38 

G. C. Prince & Son 2 25 

C. B. Coburn & Co 60 

E. C. Bartlett 2 50 

George F. King &;Co 27 05 

American Express Co 75 

NeostyleCo 2 00 

New England Publishing Co 1 50 

May Raynes 2 60 



385 17 



546 51 



6 85 



$ 938 53 



STREET LIGHTING. 

H. L. Blood, lighting, North 257 31 

Globe Gas Light Co., naphtha 102 18 

Globe Gas Light Co., lamps purchased and 

rented 82 60 

Amount carried forward $442 09 



54 



Amount brought forward $442 09 

Robert Penniman, lighting, South $ 70 43 

Emerson & Co., burners, wicks and chim- 
neys 3 04 

H. W. Philbrick, lighting, Centre 48 58 

Melvin Walker, lighting Centre 349 73 



913 87 



Harry R. Dix, lighting and oil, East 55 03 

Charles Jordan, lighting, West 117 38 

N. Y. N. H. & H. R. R., freight 2 88 

J. W. Raymond, 4 street lamps 6 00 

William McLarney & Co., repairs 90 

A. B. Adams, posts 13 20 

C. B. Coburn & Co., supplies and oil 40 27 

Bartlett & Dow, lag screws 115 

Pratt & Forrest, 2 posts 116 

Amasa Pratt & Co., posts 11 55 249 52 

Hanchett & MacFadgen, repairs 17 68 

Adams Hardware Co., oil, etc 16 09 

J. F. McManimon, oil, etc 1 64 

Sweetser & Day, sawing posts 5 30 

Marcus H. Winship, oil, etc 27 64 

Odd Fellows Bid. Asso., care of light 6 00 

New England Grocery Store, matches, etc 5 66 

Joseph Carpentier, repairs 1 00 81 01 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



$1,244 40 



G. T. Parkhurst, printing and supplies for 

Selectmen $ 26 40 

G. T. Parkhurst, printing and supplies for 

Town Treasurer 8 25 

G. T. Parkhurst, printing ballots 10 50 $ 45 15 

R. W. Emerson, postage stamps 7 36 

R. W. Emerson, stamps and envelopes 

for Town Treasurer 28 90 36 26 



Amount carried forward $81 41 



55 

Amount brought forward $81 41 

Bartlett & Dow, water tank and sundries 

North Hall 9 80 

Bartlett & Dow, 1 pair twisters 1 00 

Bartlett & Dow, 18 Fire Ward and 

Special Police badges . . 13 50 

Bartlett & Dow, lantern, Centre Hall .... 40 



Courier-Citizen Co., printing town reports 140 40 

Courier-Citizen Co., printing 100 lists of 

voters 43 50 

Courier-Citizen Co., printing ads. for 

hearings 26 67 

H. Herbert Emerson, janitor Centre Hall.. 175 04 
H. Herbert Emerson, extra work and 

repairs 17 80 



24 70 



210 57 



192 84 



Davis & Sargent, lumber for Truck house 

South Chelmsford 10 76 

Warren Berry, labor on Truck house. 

South Chelmsford 39 24 50 00 

Scott & O'Day, piping and fixtures for 

gas at Centre Town Hall 102 10 

George H. Holt, repairs on pumps 23 50 

Adams Hardware Co., supplies 1 00 

A. M. Warren, insurance on Adams 

Library 168 00 

A. M. Warren, 3 cords wood, Centre 

TownHall 18 00 186 00 

J. F. McMannimon, oil and supplies, N. 

C.Hall ! 55 

Dr. F. E. Varney, reporting births 12 75 

Dr. A. G. Scoboria, reporting births 4 00 

James P. Dunnigan, rent of Rifle Range.. . 

N.Y. N. H. & H. R. R. Co., freight 

F. A. Mallory, edge stone for Hall, N. C 
George M. Wright, repairs Centre Hall ... 

Amount carried forward $ 983 48 



1 16 


75 


20 


00 


2 


40 


63 


51 


7 


15 



56 

Amount brought forward $983 48 

H. C. Sweetser, lumber for Town Hall 

shed 1 17 

Sweetser & Day, plank for well at Centre . 1 60 
Sweetser & Day, plank for Superinten- 
dent of Burials, W. C 131 

Sweetser & Day, 2 cords wood, Centre 

Hall 6 00 8 91 

C. B.Coburn& Co., floor wax, N. C. Hall 2 40 

C. B. Coburn & Co., glass and wax Centre 

Hall 2 94 5 34 

P. T. McMahon, postage and express on 

town reports 3 51 

P. T. McMahon, repairs N. C. Hall 4 01 

P. T. McMahon, telephone, stamps, etc .. 4 00 11 52 

Mrs. Mary Pope on account of quarantine 17 50 

James T. O'Hearn, making lease for Rifle 

Range 3 00 

Lowell Electric Light Corp., lighting N. 

C.Hall 

William A. Mitchell, labor Centre Hall . . . 

S. Spaulding, rent of land for Rifle Range 

N. C. Grocery Store, glass, etc., Hall, N. C. 

R. Welch, prosecuting cases in Court .... 

Adams & Co., 100 folding chairs N. C. Hall 125 00 

Adams & Co., tables, matting, etc., N. C. 

Hall 43 24 

Dr. A. Howard, 2 stoves Centre Hall 

William G. Bumps, transporting B. 

Bremnier to Insane Hospital 

Lowell Rubber Co., rubber bands 

State of Mass., Revised Laws 

Dr. A. A. Harmon, professional services . . 
F. A. M. Tobin, printing list of voters .... 

Thomas McCarty, stone posts 

H. M. Meak, books 

Wm. McLarney & Co., furnace pipe, etc. 

Centre Hall 

Amount carried forward 



51 


90 


12 


84 


20 


00 


5 


90 


28 


00 


16S 


24 


10 


00 


5 


25 


1 


00 


6 


00 


3 


50 


29 


00 


15 


00 


1 


95 


8 


41 


$1,397 


91 







$1,397 


91 






16 


50 

90 


32 


00 






13 


14 


45 


14 






42 


00 






19 


50 



57 

Amount brought forward 

City of Lowell, use of lockup 

Tilton & Co., books 

Lowell Gas Light Co., use of 16 arc lamps 

Centre Hall 

Lowell Gas Light Co., lighting Centre Hall 

H. C. Hinkley, wiring Centre Hall 

C. H. May & Co., wiring Hall N. C 

Carroll Bros., matting strip, stove pipe, 

etc., N. C. Hall 7 75 

F. E. Rollins, stenographers report of 

joint R. R. hearing at Westford 20 SO 

S. Hagerman, labor Centre Hall 

E. W. Sweetser, expenses on S. H. loan. . . 

Walter Perham, reporting deaths 

L. Spaulding, concreting near P. O 

M. H. Winship, broom 

A. G. Parkhurst, reporting deaths 

F. A. Fisher, legal services 

Standard Exitnguishing Co., supplies for 

fire extinguishers 10 20 

Wm. J. Randall, repairs on pumps and 

locks, and setting glass 

Geo. B. Wright, trees V. I. A 

E. T. Adams, marking utensils for Sealer, 

and hardware 

O. M. Snell, surveying Town Hall, N. C 

Journal Newspaper Co., advertising in 

Boston Journal 

F. M. Hodson, damage to wagon 

L. Spaulding, concreting sidewalk, etc. at 

Centre Hall 

B. F. Gately, prosecuting cases in Court . 

E. R. Marshall, screens at Centre Hall . . . 

E. R. Marshall, lumber for Centre Hall . . . 

Dumas & Co., binding history of Chelms- 
ford 



4 


42 


2 


80 


3 


75 


3 


60 




35 


2 


00 


192 


07 





2 55 




2 25 




2 87 




22 00 




8 50 




8 75 




54 50 




3 26 


(J 75 




6 !.-> 


13 20 




1 00 



Amount carried forward $1,888 o< 



58 

Amount brought forward $1,888 57 

J. Marinell, Jr., burial of Carron child. ... $17 00 

J. Marinell, Jr., reporting deaths 1 25 

J. Marinell, Jr., 2 cords wood N. C. Hall. . . 12 00 30 25 
J. H. Pillsbury, escorting school children 

from City line N. C 35 00 

P. S. Ward, janitor N. C. Hall 125 00 

Lowell Sun, advertising hearing 1 50 

American Express Co., express on reports 65 

P. B. Murphy, dog blanks 3 00 

Geo. W. Southworth, Assessors' books 

and blanks 5 76 

S. W. Parkhurst, supplies for Centre Hall . 26 89 

Falls & Burkinshaw, disinfectant 47 50 

Dr. H. H. Sumner, reporting births 25 

Chelmsford Foundry Co., repairs and 

labor N.C 3 00 

F. A. Mallory, edge stone N. C ' 92 70 

$2,260 07 

TOWN HIGHWAY APPRAISAL, MARCH 2, 1903. 

1 pair road horses $275 00 

1 pair road horses 300 00 

2 pair double harnesses SO 00 

1 pair double harnesses 40 00 

1 set lead harnesses 3 00 

8 collars 18 00 

2 pairs reins 6 00 

1 pair pole straps 2 50 

Stable tools 3 00 

6 feed bags 2 00 

8 collar pads 4 00 

4 pairs blankets 25 00 

7 lanterns 2 50 

Kerosene and harness oil 50 

4 halters 2 00 

4 1-2 tons hay 90 00 

Amount carried forward $853 50 



59 

Amount brought forward $853 50 

1-2 ton oat straw 5 00 $858 50 

50 bushels oats, $21.00; 10 bags corn, 

$12.50 33 50 

3 carts, $290.00; 1 scraper, $65.00 355 00 

1 roller, $240.00; 1 jigger, $20.00 260 00 

1 grain chest, $5.00; 1 scoop and Chicago 

scraper, $10.00; 1 cart jack and 

monkey wrench, $1.50 16 50 

Parts of old scraper 1 00 

3 pairs whiffletrees and 3 yokes 10 00 

2 snow plows 10 00 

1000 ft. spruce boards, $22.00; 2 two- 
horse sleds, $70.00 92 00 

1000 ft. spruce planks, $22.00; 29 posts, 

$2.25 ; old lumber, $4.00 28 25 

Pile bricks, $9.00; 47 pieces 10-in. drain 

pipe, $18:80 27 80 834 05 

1 drag, $7.00; 2 plows, $8.00; 18 sign 

boards, $18.00 ; 1 tool chest, $5.00 . . 38 00 

1 catch basin, $8.00; castings to road 

scraper, $2.00 10 00 

I lead rod, $0.75; spikes and cement, $1.50 2 25 
6 pairs heel chains, $6.00; 4 big chains, 

$5.00 11 00 

4 crow bars, 14 drills and 2 spoons 10 00 

13 new shovels, $11.00; 14 new picks, 

$14.00 25 00 

II old picks, $4.00; 8 axes, $4.00; 1 tape 

measure, $2.00 10 00 

1 level, trowel and hammer 1 75 

3 grub hoes, $1.50; 4 stone hammers and 

new handle, $6.25; 2 spreaders, $5.00. 12 75 

4 stone picks, $1.50; catch-basin tools, 

$2.00 3 50 

4 lbs. powder, $0.80; 4 iron rakes, $2.00.... 2 80 

Amounts carried forward $127 05 $1 ,692 55 



60 

Amounts>rought forward $127 05 $1,692 55 

11 shovels, $4.50; 2 bush scythes, $1.50; 

**P 3 saws, $2.00 8 00 

Unused road stock 50 00 185 05 



$1,877 60 



GEORGE P. MANSFIELD, 
H. R. HODSON, 
WALTER B. EMERSON, 

Appraisers. 



Town Farm Appraisal, March 2, 1903. 



lhorse $180 00 

1 pair double harnesses 45 00 

2 sets express harnesses 30 00 

Old light harness, $1.00; 1 pair blankets 

and robes, $20.00; 2 tie ropes, 40c. . 21 40 

1 new milch cow and calf, $50.00; 2 Fall 

cows, $55.00; Ensilage, $100.00 205 00 

4 hay forks, $1.25; 1 grain chest, $8.00. 

grain, $35.00 44 25 

6 tons hay 72 00 

Blocks, rope and binding rope, $12.00; 2 

grabs and seed sower, $2.00 14 00 

4 potato diggers, 3 hoes 2 80 

1 waste fork, 3 dung forks, $3.25; shovel, 

hay knife and puller, $2.00 5 25 

Steelyards, $1.00; 5 corn knives, $1.50; 

pieces of harness, $50c; 8 bushel 

boxes, $0.80 3 80 

Paint and brushes, $2.00; 3 baskets, $1.00 3 00 

Hose pipe and rakes, $3.50; 1 pair pole 

straps, $0.50; 1 atomizer, $0.50; 

tools, $1.50 6 00 

3 lanterns, $1.20; sled and pung, $35.00; 

1 drag, $5.00;1 sulky plow, $40.00 .. 81 20 $713 70 
1 Weid plow, $12.00; 5 old plows, $5.00; 

2 grindstones, $4.00; 1 farm wagon, 

$25.00 46 00 

1 Democrat and 1 square wagon 30 00 

1 cart and two-horse wagon, $85.00; 1 

three-springed market wagon, $60.00 145 00 

1 spring-tooth harrow, $10.00; 1 wheel- 
harrow, $18.00; tedder, rake and 
mowing machine, $65.00 93 00 

Amounts carried forward S3 14 00 $713 70 



62 

Amounts brought forward $314 00 $713 70 

2 machine-knife grinders, $3.00; 1 corn 

planter, $15.00; 2 cultivators, $10.00 28 00 

1 weeder, $5.00; 3 old harrows, $3.00; 6 

shovels, $3.00; brewery grain box, 

box, $10.00 21 00 

3 pork barrels, barrel hoister and hogs- 

head 2 00 

3 scythe snaths, $1.50; grain cradle and 
cart saddle, $1.00; 4 whiffletrees and 

4 yokes, $7.00 9 50 

Old lumber, $2.00; 4 ladders, $2.00; 200 

bricks, $1.60; 150 fowl, $90.00; 

Farmers boiler, $4.00 99 60 

2 stone hammers, $3.00; 5 axes, $4.50; 

5 old axes, $2.00; wagon-jack and 
windows, $2.00 11 50 

1 powder gun, $5.00; 2 watering pots, 
$1.00; cooler, 2 milk pails and 
strainer, $3.50 9 50 

Hay cutter and screen, $5.00; 1 cross-cut 

* saw, $1.00 6 00 501 10 

1 grub hoe, $0.50; 30 cords manure, 
$105.00; 23 barrels, $2.30; 1 lawn 
mower, $3.00; 2 stoves, $8.00 118 80 

14 cords wood in the woods, $56.00; 5 
cords in yard, $25.00; 3 1-2 cords in 
shed, $20.00 101 00 219 80 

6 saws and 3 saw plates, $5.00; 5 saw- 
horses, $1.50; collateral and ice tongs 
$3.00 9 50 

Household supplies and provisions 99 85 

Household furniture and bedding 285 20 394 55 



$1,829 15 



GEORGE P. MANSFIELD, 
H. R. HODSON, 
WALTER B. EMERSON, 

Appraisers. 



63 
EXPENSES AT ALMSHOUSE. 

Elmer E. Hildreth, on account of salary . . $400 00 

H. C. Sweetser, grain bill 1901 48 00 

H. C. Sweetser, grain 57 46 

Sweetser & Day, grain 454 44 

Emerson & Co., grain 42 25 

F. M. Scoboria & Co., grain 39 32 

E. W. Sweetser, provisions 307 17 

William R. Fowle, corn beef 34 37 

William Clinton, fish 3 74 

William McDonald, fish 5 91 

S. W. Parkhurst, groceries 164 37 

E. T. Adams, groceries 15 38 

C. W. Livingston, soap 22 20 

National Biscuit Co., crackers 27 25 

E. H. Blaisdell, wheelwright 20 25 

Adams Hardware Co., paints and tools.. . . 13 65 

D. W. Parker, harness repairs 9 95 

T. M. Bolton, harness repairs 7 62 

George E. Dillingham, harness repairs . . 1 60 
C. H. Hanson & Co., harness, blankets, 

liniment 36 00 

I. H. Knight, shoes 9 50 

I. H. Knight, repairing windmill 1 75 

R. W. Emerson, stationery 4 20 

Bon Marche Co., dry goods 7 21 

A. G. Pollard, dry goods 9 72 

Cook & Taylor, dry goods 22 39 

Bartlett & Dow, hardware and seed 83 97 

W. P. Rupert, millet seed 16 00 

W. W. Stuart, 1 bull 20 00 

Francis Day, hens 5 00 

G. M. Hartley, hens 25 00 

Adams & Co., furniture 32 75 

N. Y. N. H. & H. R. R. Co., freight 50 

Mrs. George, North Chelmsford, aiding 

tramps 3 75 

Amount carried forward 



$400 00 



641 47 



341 54 



9 65 



201 95 
27 25 
20 25 
13 65 



55 17 



i 11 


25 


) 4 


20 


1 

> 39 


32 


I 99 

1 


97 


1 

1 50 


00 


32 


75 


1 


50 


3 


75 


$1,952 67 



64 

Amount brought forward 

E. R. Marshall, boxes and dressing 

lumber 

Burnham & Davis, lumber • 

W. A. Sherman, veterinary 

A. A. Harmon, veterinary 

William H. Hills, medicines 

C. B. Cole and Son, blacksmithing 

G. M. Wright, blacksmithing 

A. G. Scoboria, M. D 

William J. Randall, filing saws 

Ole Linstad, painting sleigh 

Estate A. P. Perham, pasturing 

H. L. Knowlton, standing grass 

William McLarney, plumbing 

Myra Balser, labor 

J.O'Day,labor 

William O'Day, labor 

William Balser, labor 

Wilbur Tibbetts, labor 

S. Meekin, labor 

Ovila Langlais, labor 

Bernie Heald, labor 

Sadie Heald, labor 

Michael Gillon, labor 

Mary Tibbetts, labor 

Stuart, chopping 

P. Niland, mason and tender 

C. P. Balser, waste 

Cohen, manure 

E. Kemp, manure 

Frank Santamore, labor 

J. Boies, tinware 

William Kettelty, paper 

William Mack & Co., repairing stove 

H. R. Barker Co., repairing sink 

George E. Hutchins, rubber goods 

Amounts brought forward 



1 


1,952 67 


7 46 




6 31 


13 77 


3 00 




5 00 




2 20 


10 20 


8 10 




113 75 


121 85 


1 00 


1 00 


30 


30 


8 50 


8 50 


25 00 




12 00 


37 00 


3 35 


3 35 


17 00 




31 00 




58 10 




161 00 




10 00 




3 75 




4 37 




2 00 




13 25 




27 00 




16 00 




7 00 




26 75 


377 22 


95 00' 




S 00 




16 62 


119 62 


5 25 


5 25 


3 56 




74 


4 30 


1 50 




1 35 


2 85 


1 00 





$1 00 $2,657 88 



65 

Amounts brought forward 1 00 $2,657 88 

American Clothing Co., goods 11 00 12 00 

Zopher Co., truss 1 qq 1 qq 

Hannah F. Perham, pay g qq g qo 

Connors Bros., lime and cement 3 35 3 35 

Thomas Sheehan, pigs 14 qq 14 qq 

P. T. Moss, wagon 75 75 00 

J. P. Emerson, use of horse, etc 38 75 38 75 

E. E. Hildreth, sundries 19 53 19 53 

Total $2,830 51 

OUTSIDE POOR. 

Mass. Hospital for board of Harry P. 

Wright $169 46 $169 46 

Westboro Insane Hospital, board of Jas. 

W. Dunn 169 46 169 46 

Medfield Insane Asylum, board of Laura 

Bailey 146 00 146 00 

Worcester Insane Hospital, board of Benj. 

F. Worden 169 46 

Roy & O'Heir, clothing Benj. F. 

Worden 31 60 201 06 

Worcester Insane Hospital, board of 

Barbara Bremner 7s 92 

Dr. A. G. Scoboria, committment of 

Barbara Bremner 4 40 S3 32 

Worcester Insane Hospital, board of Geo. 

Spaulding 169 46 169 46 

Worcester Insane Asylum, board of Daniel 

Gilligan " 169 46 169 46 

Westboro Insane Hospital, board of Ella 

Hutchins 149 03 149 03 

Mass. School for feeble minded, board of 

Harry S. Ward . . . .' 169 45 169 45 

Mrs. Bessie Dinsmore, board Millie F. 

Chamberlain '^ 00 

Amounts carried forward 36 00 SI, 426 70 



66 

Amounts brought forward $ 36 00 $1,426 70 

Mrs. C. G. Jackson, board Millie F. Cham-, 

berlain • 

H. H. Russell, groceries Harry C. Wright 

E. W. Sweetser, aid Harry C. Wright. . . . 
A. M. Warren, wood, Harry C. Wright . . 
City of Lowell, medical attendance, Harry 

C. Wright 

Dr. F. E. Varney, medical attendance. 

Carron family 

No. Chelmsford Grocery, aid Carron 

family 

Dr. F. E. Varney, aid Chester W T orden. . 

Dr. F. E. Varney, aid James Riley 

St. John's Hospital, aid James Riley. . . . 
J. F. O'Donnell, burial James Riley 

F. E. Bickford, aid Mrs. Anderson 

Fred L. Fletcher, aid Mrs. Anderson .... 
City of Lowell, aid Mrs. Fred McDonald 
City of Lowell, aid Mrs. James McKen- 

nedy 

Dr. A. G. Scoboria, aid Feindal family. 
Dr. A. G. Scoboria, aid Alfred Simpson 

family 18 00 

Dr. A. G. Scoboria, committment Mrs. 

Angie Nichols 

H. L. Parkhurst, aid C. H. Frost 

H. M. Warren, aid C. H. Frost 

H. M. Warren, aid Squire Wilson 

City of Brockton, aid Elisha Huntress. . 
Town of Clinton, aid Felix Lovely and 

familv 



110 00 


146 00 


104 00 




9 65 




6 00 




59 00 


178 65 


8 25 




10 25 


18 50 


7 50 


7 50 


1 00 




2 00 




47 50 


50 50 


8 56 




2 00 


10 56 


12 50 




37 50 


50 00 


36 50 





4 00 


58 50 


8 50 




2 50 


11 00 


104 00 


104 00 


7S 00 


78 00 


18 00 


18 00 




$2,157 91 



67 

RECEIPTS AT ALMSHOUSE. 

Farm produce S 4 s 15 

Use of team 101 25 

Hay - )7 90 

Ensilage 100 87 

Milk 320 (;:; 

Nine cows 520 00 

Nine calves 58 02 

One Bull 33 00 

Eggs 5 94 

C. W. Livingston, board 1 85 

Wm. Balser, board 42 00 

Angie Lewis, board 104 00 

Wood 21 00 

Old Harness 12 00 

E. E. Hildreth, one horse 25 00 

Due from Estate Homer Thayer 

Due from J. Plummer, use of team, to be taken out 

in grains 27 00 

Due from City of Lowell, board Martha Hall 7s on 

$1,584 <)l 

Expense at Almshouse $2,830 51 

Proceeds Town Farm 1 ,584 «>1 SI ,245 60 

Paid for outside Poor 2,157 91 

Received of State Treasurer on account 

of aid to paupers 00 

City of Medford, aid to Chas. Simpson 

family 4 50 

Mrs. J. E. Richardson, reimbursement on 

Hutchins bill SI 25 <>4 75 

Net expense Outside Poor $2,063 16 

Net expense at Town Farm 1 .245 60 

Net expense of Poor $3. 24s < 6 

Total expense of the Poor $4,988 42 

Inmates at Town Farm, 7. Males, 2; females, 5. Tramps, 

445. 

R. WILSON DIX. 
FRED L. FLETCHER, 
JOSEPH E. WARREN, 
P. T. McMAHON. 
A. HEADY PARK. 



Officers and Committees. 



S. W. Sweetser, services as Treasurer and 

Tax Collector 

Geo. A. Parkhurst, services and expenses 

as Town Clerk 

Geo. F. Snow, services as Auditor 

Martin Robbins, services as Auditor .... 
C. Frank Butterfield, services as Auditor . 
J. E. Warren, services and expenses as 

Selectman 

Fred L. Fletcher, services and expenses 

as Selectman 

R. AVilson Dix, services and expenses as 

Selectman 

P. T. McMahon, services and expenses as 

Selectman 

A. Heady Park, services and expenses as 

Selectman 

P. T. McMahon, services and expenses as 

Assessor 

P. T. McMahon, copying Tax book 

Fred L. Fletcher, services and expenses as 

Assessor 

J. E. Warren, services and expenses as 

Assessor 

A. Heady Park, services and expenses as 

Assessor 

R. W. Dix, services and expenses as 

Assessor 

Fred L. Fletcher, services and expenses as 

Overseer of the Poor 

P. T. McMahon, services and expenses 

as Overseer of the Poor 

Amount carried forward 





s 


500 00 
114 10 


$4 00 






4 00 






4 00 




12 00 
218 12 
178 00 
135 (JO 
150 00 
154 68 


160 00 






20 00 




180 00 

105 00 

73 50 

72 00 

65 00 

6 00 

5 00 




SI, 968 40 



69 

Amount brought forward $1,968 40 

R. Wilson Dix, services and expenses as 

Oversees of the Poor 23 50 

J. E. Warren, services and expenses as 

Overseer of the Poor 10 50 

A. Heady Park, services and expenses as 

Overseer of the Poor 

Mrs. M. A. Robie, copying Assessor's book 

Warren Berry, secretary Fire Wards 

Warren Berry, Constable 

Wm. H. Corrigan, Constable 

John J. Quessey, Constable 

Thomas C. Mooney, Constable 

Melvin Walker, Constable 

J. S. Wotton, Constable, bill of 1901 , 1902 

1903 

John E. Hogan, Special Police 

Fred I. Vinal, Special Police 

John Corrigan, Special Police 

R. W. Polley, Truant Officer 

John J. Quessey, Truant Officer 

Melvin Walker, taking school census 

Dr. A. G. Scoboria, Agent Board Health . 
Geo. H. Ripley, services as Registrar .... 
J. F. McManomin, services as Registrar. . . 
Patrick H. Haley, services as Registrar . . 
George A. Parkhurst, services as Registrar 
Geo. P. Mansfield, Appraiser at Town 

Farm 

H. R. Hodson, Appraiser at Town Farm . 
W. B. Emerson, Appraiser at Town Farm. 
R. W. Emerson, Teller March Meeting. . . . 
Daniel Reardon, Teller March Meeting . . . 
John P. Scoboria, Teller March Meeting . 

Wm. H. Hall, Teller March Meeting 

Wm. J. Randall, Sealer 

Melvin Walker, Truant Officer 

Amount carried forward $2,922 82 







10 00 






32 00 






209 44 






23 10 






103 65 






29 SO 






IS 72 






so 70 






138 20 






3 00 






4 80 






3 00 






5 50 






3 90 






32 00 






98 75 






13 50 






19 50 






24 50 






21 00 


3 


00 




3 


00 




3 


00 


12 00 
3 00 
3 00 
3 00 
3 00 

IS 56 
2 50 



70 

Amount brought forward 

A. J. Park, School Committee 

Stewart Mackay, services and expenses as 

School Committee 

Stewart Mackay, Supply Agent 

E. C. Bartlett, services and expenses as 

School Committee 

John P. Scoboria, Warden, Precinct 1 . . . . 

Howard S. Adams, Clerk, Precinct 1 

H. C. Sweetser, Deputy Clerk, Precinct 1 

Melvin Walker, Inspector, Precinct 1 

R. W. Emerson, Deputy Inspector, Pre- 
cinct 1 

Arthur E. Reed, Inspector, Precinct 1 . . . 

D. P. By am, Deputy Inspector, Precinct 1 

D. E. Haley, Deputy Inspector, Precinct 1 

James B. McQuade, Warden, Precinct 2.. . 

F. K. Ripley, Clerk, Precinct 2 

C. H. Holt, Deputy Clerk, Precinct 2 

James W. Ward, Deputy Warden, Pre- 
cinct 2 

Chas. A. Holt, Inspector, Precinct 2 

John E. Harrington, Deputy Inspector, 

Precinct 2 3 00 

Geo. Y. Hodge, Deputy Inspector, Pre- 
cinct 2 3 00 

Wm. H. Quigley, Deputy Inspector, Pre- 
cinct 2 3 00 

John Hobbs, Deputy Inspector, Precinct2 3 00 40 00 

Frank C. Bickford, Warden, Precinct 3 . . 3 00 

Samuel Naylor, Clerk, Precinct 3 10 00 

A. G. Parkhurst, Inspector, Precinct 3 . . . 3 00 

John J. Dunn, Inspector, Precinct 3 3 00 

Geo. O. Spaulding, Deputy Inspector Pre- 
cinct 3 3 00 

Wm. E. Martin, Deputy Inspector, Pre- 
cinct 3 3 00 25 00 

Arthur E. Reed, Teller, March, 1901 3 00 

$3,257 32 





$2,922 82 




41 00 




56 50 




50 00 




82 00 


4 50 




10 00 




4 50 




4 50 




3 00 




4 50 




3 00 




3 00 


37 00 


4 50 




10 00 




4 50 




4 50 




4 50 





AGGREGATE OF APPROPRIATIONS RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 



ACCOUNTS 



Schools, Appropriation 

Unexpected balance, 1901 

School fund 

Town of Carlisle, tuition 

State, teaching 

Teaching 

Care of houses 

Fuel ..'..'..'..'.'. 

Apparatus ! 

Incidentals 

Text books anil supplies 

Text books, receipts 

Transportation of scholars 

Superintendent of schools 

State receipts 

School house repairs and furniture . . 
Support of poor 

Receipts 

Highway 

Receipts 

State and military aid receipts 

Indigent soldiers and sailors 

Repairs of public buildings 

Town officers and committees 

Cattle inspection 

Receipts 

Collection and abatement of taxes . . 

Village clock 

Care and improvement of cemeteries . 

Receipts 

Trust fund receipts 

Adams Library 

North Chelmsford Library Association 
Street lighting 

Receipts 

School house loans 

Interest 

Markers for graves of revolutionary 

soldiers 

Memorial Day 

Tree Warden 

Land adjoining Riverside Cemetery . 
School house, East Chelmsford 

Receipts, including dog tax . . 

Heating Almshouse 

Fire wards 

Waterpipe, North Chelmsford 

Field telephone, North Chelmsford 
Well, pump and trough. N\ Chelmsf'd 

Land damage, Westford Road 

Miscellaneous 

Receipts 



Appropriations $38,212 97 

Receipts 7,995 7r. 



$46,208 72 




$10,200 00 

912 45 

376 31 

64 00 

375 00 



250 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

3 21 

1,300 00 

562 50 

562 50 

900 00 

2,800 on 

1,578 75 

6,000 00 

1,381 30 

1,268 00 

250 00 

400 00 

2,500 00 

150 00 

38 50 
700 00 

30 00 

500 00 

207 50 

53 00 

son on 

400 00 

1.400 00 

5 60 

2.270 00 

561 00 

39 17 
100 00 

50 00 
200 00 
1.000 00 
661 60 
450 00 
250 00 
S00 00 
200 00 
250 00 
600 00 
800 00 
508 00 



$48,068 02 



$9,098 75 

1,049 52 

1.200 89 

101 15 

343 67 

938 53 
1,281 75 

1.125 50 
889 17 

4,988 ' 42 

' 6,990 09 
1,494 00 

288 50 

167 11 

3,379 78 

302 00 

768 15 

30 00 



661 


95 


53 


00 


800 


00 


400 


00 



1,244 40 

2.270 00 

561 00 

9 85 

76 57 

64 50 

3,998 94 



402 25 
212 56 

442 10 
174 35 



2,260 07 
$48,068 02 



Surplus. 



Us 85 
156 33 

' 64 68 

IS 25 



391 21 



232 89 



45 55 



161 20 



29 62 
23 43 



200 00 



47 75 

37 44 

357 90 

25 65 

250 00 

600 00 



$3,380 21 
1.859 30 



$5,239 51 



Deficit. 



$609 67 



226 00 
38 50 



879 78 



113 50 
68 15 



14 50 
2,337 34 



952 07 
$5,239 51 

5,239 51 



Amount of bills paid 
Deficit 



$48,068 02 
1,859 30 



$46,208 72 



NOTE — The School Committee by trnsferring the surplus from their different appro- 
priations have saved the town from borrowing only three thousand dollars for the Fast 
Chelmsford school house 

JOSEPH E. WARREN, 
FRED L. FLETCHER, 
P. T. McMAHON, 
R. WARREN DIX, 
A. HEADY PARK, 

Selectmen. 



Report of Tree Warden. 



The shade trees of the town are in a generally healthy 
condition and apparently free from the imported insect pests 
which are working in many localities in the State. 

There is a large amount of work needed, to put the trees in 
first-class shape, and with the means at the disposal of the 
Warden, I can report but little progress in that direction. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE B. B. WRIGHT. 



List of Jurors as Prepared by the Selectmen, 
March 12, 1903. 



Bliss, Pliny C. Fanner 

Brown, Fred M Carpenter 

Billson, David Quarrvman 

Dix, R. Wilson Stone Contractor 

Dutton, Arthur E Greenhouse 

Emerson, H. Herbert Janitor 

Emerson, Walter B Farmer 

Egan, James J Bookkeeper 

Elliot, George S Carpenter 

Fowle, William R Farmer 

Fletcher, Fred L Farmer 

Hodson, Henry R Farmer 

Hodge, George Y Clerk 

Hogan, John E Engineer 

Holt, Charles A Farmer 

Ingham, George H Clerk 

Lapham, Wilber E . . Farmer 

Martin, William E Operative 

Martin, Frank P Operative 

McManomin, John F Store 

O'Neil, George F Operative 

Parker, Edward F Farmer 

Perham, Walter Vinegar Maker 

Phillips, James B Farmer 

Perham, David Farmer 

Quigley, James P Iron Worker 

Quessey, John J Blacksmith 

Richardson, A. Howard Farmer 

Robbins, Benjamin O Farmer 

Robbins, Edward J Clerk 

Reardon, Daniel A Farmer 

Scoboria, John P Carpenter 

Snow, George F Farmer 

Spaulding, George O Farmer 

Swett, George W Iron Worker 

Sampson, James A Machinist 

Sweetser, Herbert C Grain Dealer 

Smith, Thomas Farmer 

Wright, George B. B Nurseryman 

Ward, James W Steel Worker 

Warren, Arthur M Insurance Agent 

Warren, Joseph E Farmer 

JOSEPH E. WARREN, 

Chairman. 



Report of Agent of Board of Health, 



Contagious Diseases for year ending March 1, 1903 : 

Measles 90 cases 

Diphtheria 25 cases 

Scarlet fever 3 cases 

Typhoid 10 cases 

Membranous Croup 2 cases 

A. G. SCOBORIA, M. D. 

Report of Cattle Inspector. 



Number of cattle inspected 834 

Number of stables inspected 51 

Number of carcasses inspected at slaughter houses 51 
during March and April : 

Carcasses of beef 48 

Carcasses of veal 36 

Number of cattle condemned with tuberculosis 18 

Number of cattle condemned with foot and mouth ... 59 
1 dog killed suspected of being bitten by rabid dog . . 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. PERHAM. 



Report of Cemetery Commission. 



The work carried on by your Commissioners during the 
past year has been in line with our original plan of general 
improvement, and which we feel sure, will as the years go by, 
result in a very satisfactory change in the appearance of our 
cemeteries. 

At Forefather's a much needed improvement has been 
made on the Littleton Street side by the covering of the unsightly, 
brook, and the completion of three lots at that point. New 
gates have taken the place of old ones, long since served their 
purpose; and during the entire season the grounds kept in a 
trim condition. The further re-grading of the old portion has 
been deferred on account of other more necessary work. 

The graveling of the walks and planting of shrubbery in 
the centre oval has been the principal work done at Pine Ridge. 

We have substituted cement markers for the wooden lot 
bounds; and during the past winter have had much of the 
scrub and undergrowth removed from the north and east side of 
the unoccupied portion. 

The addition which we were in hopes to make to Riverside, 
and for which the town gave us a special appropriation last year, 
we have as yet been unable to accomplish. This should certainly 
be done, however, and it is hoped may be before another year. 

At this cemetery several new lots have been taken during 
the year; and the grounds have been kept in a general tidy 
condition. 

The West, thanks to the bequest of the late Capt. Roby, 
has this year received a great improvement in the building of a 
new entrance and short avenues leading from it. 

The general condition of the grounds has also been greatly 
improved under the direction and through the efforts of Supt. 
Whidden. Here we believe to be the greatest improvement of 
the year; and this beautiful little spot should be visited to be 
appreciated. 



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Hart Pond Cemetery has been surveyed and a much needed 
plan properly and systematically joining the new and old portions 
produced. Shrubbery has been planted here also, that will help 
to beautify as it matures. 

Four new funds for perpetual care were received during the 
year, and there are certainly evidences of awakening interest 
in the condition of our burial grounds. 

We hope this may continue, and ask the co-operation of 
all in securing the best results obtainable in our efforts. 

ALEX. J. PARK, 
HERBERT BEARCE, 
HARRY L. PARKHURST. 



Annual Report of Fire Wards. 



190l>. 
Mar. 24. Fire at North Chelmsford on 

Gray farm. Number of acres 

burned, 3. 
Expense, John Marinel et al &1 00 

Mar. 26. Grass lire on Butterfield farm 

at North Chelmsford. Number of 

acres burned, 3. 
Expense, John Marinel, Jr 1 25 

Mar. 27. Fire on land of A. B. Adams, 

F. Hutchinson, W. Hill. Amount 

of damage, $25.00. Cause unknown. 
Expense, G. M. Wright 1 75 

April 4. Grass fire on land of Mr. 

Hutchinson. Number of acres 

burned, 3. 
Expense, Melvin Walker 50 

April 19. Fire on land of O. Simpson 
heirs ; located on road from Dun- 
stable to Groton. Number of acres 
burned, 1. 

Expense, John Marinel, Jr. and horse. . . $1 00 

F. I). Small 40 

Geo. E. Shepard 40 

1 80 

April 25. Fire on Sprout land, owned 

by James Carr, on Billerica Road. 

Number of acres burned, 5. 
Expense, F. A. Hazen and team 1 40 

Amount carried forward $7 40 



78 

Amount brought forward $7 40 

April 28. Fire on land of C. W. S. 

Adams at North Chelmsfo r d. 

N u m b e r of acres burned, 30. 

Amount of damage, $10. 
Expense, John Marinel, Jr. and horse .. . $3 50 

Mr. Reno 60 

F. D. Small 60 

C.W. Brown, etal 1 00 

F. E. Bickford 90 

S. Naylor 60 

Charles Edwards 60 

Chelmsford Foundry Co 5 60 13 40 

April 29. Fire on land of Adams, 

Bowers, Sampson, Edwards, Simp- 
son, I)e Carterett, Blodgett, et al. 

Incendiary. Number of acres burned, 

300. 
Damage, 100 cords of wood, $200.00; 100 

M. standing lumber, $1000.00; 1000 

cords of standing wood, $1000.00 ; 

25 M. oak plank, 25 M. pine plank 

$1000.00. 
Expense, H. E. Fletcher, services 

John Marinel, Jr., et al and team . . . 

Geo. E. Shepard 

Mr. Hall 

C. Potter 1 00 34 95 

April 29. Fire on land of Adams & 

Whitney. Number of acres burned, 

25. 

Damage, 25 cords of wood $50 00 

Expense, 2 shovels 2 00 

John Marinel, Jr 150 

Geo. E. Shepard ) 

F. D. Small I 3 00 

3 others ) 

F. E. Bickford 60 

W. Howland 40 7 50 

Amount carried forward $63 25 



27 


75 


4 


20 


1 


00 


1 


00 


1 


00 



79 

Amount brought forward 3 25 

April 29. Fire on woodland on Concord 

road owned by Sweetser Heirs. 

Number of acres burned, 5. Damage 

$10. Cause; sparks from mill. 
Expense, F. A. Hazen and team 1 10 

Chas. Charlton 40 

Leander Charlton 40 

1 90 



May 5. Chelmsford F o u 11 d r y Co., 
serviees at fire at Joseph Carpentier's 
house 3 50 

May 5. Fire at East Chelmsford. 
Expense, Michael McNulty 

Peter E. McNulty 

Geo. A. McNulty > 

May 12. Fire on woodlot, owned by 

G. M. Wright. 
Expense, F. A. Hazen and team 

Chas. Charlton 

May 14. Geo. O. Spaulding, serviees. . . 
May 15. Fire on Short Estate. Number 

of acres 1 turned, 4. 
Expense, Melvin Walker and team 

Ralph Adams 

Arthur Adams 

E. T. Adams, use of team 

Michael O'Day 

R. J. Meekin 

A. J. Meekin 

G. M. Wright 

Geo. II. Wilson, use of team 

May 18. F. A. Hazen and team, serviees 
D. Sullivan 

Amount carried forward 37 85 



80 




|] GO 




2 20 






4 00 


$1 10 




40 






1 50 




5 SO 


82 50 




40 




40 




50 




50 




50 




50 




40 




5o 






20 


so 




20 






1 00 







80 

Amount brought forward 

May 20. Fire on land of Proctor. Num- 
ber of acres burned, '20 ; amount of 

damage, £500. 
Expense, F. E. Bickford 

Wm. Martin 

Fred Brown 

Geo. F. Snow 

O. McCaddam 

F. E. Edwards 

Mr. Dizery 

F. Newbold 

Mr. Dunn 

P. Flynn 

C. Nelson 

C. Abrahamson 

F. Perkins '. . . 

A. Anderson 

G. Taylor 

E. Westberg 

W. Kiernan 

S. Naylor 

Axel Quist 

Carl Quist 

J. Daly, two men 

Geo. Jones 

(). McGrath 

G. McGovern 

J. Long 

Michael Harrington 

May '24. Fire on John Ward Estate 
buildings. Damage: loss on con- 
tents, 8300 ; damage on buildings, 
$1300. Cause, struck by lightning. 

Ex } tense, Warren Berry and team 

F. M. Scoboria and team 

(lias. Smith 

Melvin Walker 

Amount carried forward 



887 X^ 



S3 


00 


2 


40 


1 


60 


4 


80 




so 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




60 




30 




30 




30 




30 


1 


00 



•21 40 



1 10 




Oil 




40 




1 00 


3 10 




1112 35 



81 

Amount brought forward $112 35 

May 29. Fire on land of F. A. Ilazen. 

Number of acres burned, 2. Cause, 

spark from mill ; damage, 50 cords 

of wood owned by G. M. Wright, 

$100. 
Expense, F. A. Hazen and team $1 00 

D. Sullivan 40 

W.S.Parker 40 

A. E. Sweetser 40 

Wm. Parlee 40 

E. Le Meiux 40 

J. C. Osterhout 40 

Geo. Putney ' 40 

John Redman 40 

A. Putney 30 

E. H.Russell 40 

E. DeRoser 40 

F. Cavanaugh . . . # 40 

R. W. Crocker . .' 40 

Mr. Dunbar 40 

W. Jaffery 40 

A. Snow 40 

B. Palmer 40 7 80 

May 30. P. T. McMahon, services 6 00 

May 31. Fire on land of F. A. Hazen. 

Cause, spark from mill. Damage, 
10 cords wood, $20; to logs, $15. 

Expense, F. A. Hazen and team 1 10 

B. Boomhower 40 

D. Sullivan 40 

A. M. Warren 40 

R. W. Crocker 40 

W. Jaffery 40 

A. Snow 40 

E. H. Russell 40 

E. De Roser 40 

F. Cavanaugh 40 4 70 

Amount carried forward $130 85 



82 

Amount brought forward $130 85 

June 8. Fire at Mrs. Whittier's barn. 
Damage, loss on building, $200; con- 
tents, $25. Cause unknown. 

Expense, Warren Berry and team $1 05 

F. C. Byam 90 

Win. O'Brien 60 

Chas. Smith 60 

Geo. Fletcher 60 

Wm. Wood 60 

Chas. Simpson 60 

Edgar Lapham 40 

Wilbur Lapham. 40 

F. M. Scoboria and team 60 

F. A. Hazen and team 110 

John Marston 40 

S. Redman 40 

8 25 



June 9. Forest fire at West Chelms- 
ford. Number of acres burned, 6; 
owned by Proctor; damage, 50 cords 
of wood, $100. 

Expense, J. Wheeler $ 80 

Geo. Snow 1 60 

S. Naylor 40 

C. Fellows 40 

F. E. Bickford 90 



4 10 



June 17. Forest fire at West Chelms- 
ford. Number of acres burned, 2; 
damage, slight. 

Expense, J. Wheeler $ 60 

G. Snow 40 

S. Naylor 40 

F. E. Bickford 60 

James Hadley 6 00 8 00 

Amount carried forward $151 20 



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Amount brought forward 

June 28. Fire on land of F. A. Hazen. 
Number of acres burned, 6. Cause, 
spark from mill; damage, 75 cords 
of wood owned by G. M. Wright, 
$200. 

Expense, F. A. Hazen and team 

J. Marlstrom 

D. Sullivan 

W. S. Parker 

A. Anderson 

A. E. Sweetser 

Wm. Parlee 

Mr. Dunbar 

Geo. Putney 

Arthur Putney 

Wm. Clinton, Sr 

Wm. Clinton, Jr 

F. Lee 

C. Dodge 

Ed. Redman 

Isaac Knight and team 

E. Blaisdell and team 

Roy Allen 

E. DeRoser 

A. Snow 

Geo. Putney 

Sept. 3. Melvin Walker, services 

Oct. 25. Fire on land of F. L. Fletcher, 

Number acres burned, 2. Damage, 

$15.00. 
Expense, H. R. Hodson 

Frank Hodson 

P. Flynn . . ' 

J. J. Dunn 

Amount carried forward 



$151 20 



$2 35 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




40 




4o 




30 




40 




1 40 




40 




40 




40 




1 40 




90' 




40 




2 00 




2 00 




1 00 






16 55 
1 05 





20 
40 
20 

20 



1 00 



$169 80 



$2 00 


2 


00 


1 


50 


$5 


00 


2 


00 


>2 


00 



84 

Amount brought forward $169 80 

1903. 
Jan. 1. Melvin Walker, services as fire 

ward 2 75 

Jan. 1. John Marine], Jr. etal 

C. Potter etal 

Mr. Gaudette 

Feb. 28. Warren Berry for services as 

Secretary of Board of Fire Wards . 

Expense as Secretary 

Services at fires 

9 00 
Paid last year's bills 14 70 

INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Talbot Chemical Co., for oil of vitrol $1 34 

G. T. Parkhurst, printing 175 

Melvin Walker, for charging chemicals 2 00 

Melvin Walker for paint and painting 

water carts 175 

6 84 

Total expenses $208 59 

RECEIPTS. 

1902. 

April 5. Received of James A. Stack- 
pole for rent of Johnson pump and 
pail $1 00 

Aug. 1. Received of T. F. Burns for 

rent of Johnson pump and pail .... 1 00 

Aug. 5 Received of Wm. M. Par lee for 

rent of Johnson pump and pail. ... 1 00 

Sept. 15. Received of John F. Parker, 

for rent of Johnson pump and pail . 1 00 

4 00 



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1903. 
Feb. 28. Paid to Town Treasurer by 

Fireward 4 00 

There have been 417 acres of woodland 

burned with a damage of $560. 150 

M. lumber, $2,015.00; 1,310 cords 

wood, $1,670.00 ; loss on buildings, 

$1,500.00 ; loss on contents, $325.00. 

Total amount damage $5,970 00 

WARREN BERRY, 

Secretary. 



WARRANT. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 



Middlesex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Chelmsford, in said 
County. GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
required to notify the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in the Town Hall at Chelmsford Centre, on Monday, the twenty- 
third day of March current, being the fourth Monday in said 
month, at eight o'clock in the forenoon. The polls will be 
opened at 8.15 and may be closed at 1.15, and they are then and 
there to act upon the following articles, viz : 

Article 1. To choose a Moderator. 

Article 2. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer 
to borrow such sums of money as may be 
required for the demands upon him, in anti- 
cipation of the taxes of the current year, and 
payable therefrom. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to accept the gift of 
one hundred dollars, in trust, from John C. 
Hobbs, theincome of the same to be expended 
in forever keeping in repair his burial lot in 
Forefathers' Cemetery. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to accept the gift of 
one hundred dollars, in trust, from Angelina 
A. Parker, the income of the same to be 
expended in forever keeping in repair the 
burial lot of Artemas Parker, Jr., in River- 
side Cemetery. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to accept the gift of 
two hundred dollars, in trust, from Clara A 



87 



H. Adams, the income of the same to be 
expended in forever keeping in repair the 
Adams burial lot in Riverside Cemetery. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to accept the town- 
way known as Sherman Street, as laid out 
by the Selectmen. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to accept the town- 
way known as Mansur Street, as laid out by 
the Selectmen. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to accept the town- 
way known as Adams Street, as laid out by 
the Selectmen. 

Article 9. To determine the manner of repairing the high- 
ways, town ways and bridges. 

Article 10. To see if the town will make an appropriation 
to the North Chelmsford Library Association 
on condition that the books of said library 
shall be free to all inhabitants of the town, 
or act in relation thereto. 

Article 11. At the request of the Chelmsford Veterans' 
Association, to see if the town will appropri- 
ate the sum of one hundred dollars for the 
observance of Memorial Day, or act in 
relation thereto. 

Article 12. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen 
to apply to the County Commissioners to 
take a certain strip of land upon the easterly 
end of Riverside Cemetery for the purpose 
of making a needed entrance to said cemetery, 
or act in relation thereto. 

Article 13. To bring in their votes for Town Clerk, for 
three years; five Selectmen, for one year; 
one School Committee, for three years; two 
Trustees of the Adams Library, for three 
years; Town Treasurer and Collector of 
Taxes, for one year; seven Constables, for cne 



88 



year; three Auditors, for one year; and one 
Tree Warden, for one year; also to vote on 
the following question: "Shall licenses be 
granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in 
this town?" all on one ballot. 

Article 14. To choose all other town officers necessary to be 
chosen by hand vote, or act in relation to the 
same. 

Article 15. To'act in relation to the list of jurors as pre- 
pared by the Selectmen. 

Article 16. To see if the town will accept Sect. 336 of Chap. 
11 of the Revised Laws, which provides for 
the election each year of a Highway Surveyor, 
or act in relation to the same. 

Article 17. At the request of Stewart Mackay and eleven 
others, to see if the town will raise and 
appropriate a sum of money for the purpose 
of placing a stone curb, edgestone, and side- 
walk on three sides of the school house lot at 
the North village. 

Article 18. To see if the town will pay James S. Wotton the 
sum of five hundred dollars for land damages. 

Article 19. At the request of Elisha H. Shaw and nine 
others, to see if the town will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of one hundred 
and fifty dollars to be expended for the care 
and maintenance of the Rifle Range. 

Article 20. To see what action the town will take in rela- 
tion to the observance of Old Home Week. 

Article 21. At the request of P. S. Ward and others, to see 
if the town will vote to raise a sum of money 
to dig a well and place a pump and trough 
thereat, at the northerly end of the common 
in North Chelmsford, or act in relation 
thereto. 



89 

Article 22. At the request of Geo. C. Moore and eleven 
others, to see if the town will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of three hundred 
dollars for the enforcement of the liquor 
law. 

Article 23. To hear reports of town officers and committees, 
and act thereon. 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this warrant, by 
posting up attested copies thereof at the Post Offices in the Centre 
of the town, South Chelmsford, North Chelmsford, West Chelms- 
ford, and at the schoolhouse at East Chelmsford, ten days at 
least before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make return of this warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of holding the meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this twelfth day of March 
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and three. 

JOSEPH E. WARREN, 
FRED L. FLETCHER, 
P. T. McMAHON, 
R. WILSON DIX, 
A. HEADY PARK, 

Selectmen of Chelmsford. 

I have served the foregoing warrant, by posting up true and 
attested copies of the same at the places above mentioned, more 
than ten days before the day of holding said meeting. 

MELVIN WALKER, 

Constable of ' Chelmsford. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD, 



FOR THE 



School Year Ending February 28, 1903 



LOWELL, MASS.: 

Courier-Citizen Company, Printers. 

1903. 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 1902-1903 



Alexander J. Park 
Stewart MacKay 
Ernest C. Bartlett 



Term expires 1905 
Term expires 1904 
Term expires 1903 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 
Frederick C. Kendall. 



Report of the School Committee, 



The School Committee has sought during the past year to 
merit the confidence of the citizens of the town by an econom- 
ical expenditure of the money entrusted to its care. A careful 
examination of the Treasurer's report will show a balance under 
every appropriation. Educationally, we believe that our 
schools are (maintaining a high 'standard and that the results 
should be increasingly fruitful. 

MUSIC. 

The introduction of the Natural Music Course, under the 
supervision of IMiss Mary B. Raynes, put this town in line with 
other towns of the same population in the State. The end 
sought is to teach thoroughly all the fundamental principles 
of music land give to the children the ability to read and sing 
ordinary music at sight. The pupils have made marked im- 
provement and each successive year ought to give better results. 

NEW BUILDING AT EAST CHELMSFORD. 

By vote of the town, the committee was authorized to 
expend a sum of money not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars for land at East Chelmsford with school building 
to be erected thereon. The committee moved immediately 
in the matter and secured Mr. Edwin R. Clark as archi- 
tect. There was an unreasonably long delay owing to< the fact 
that we were unable to (secure the necessary approval of the 
State authorities. The bone of contention lay in the fact that 
a heating and ventilating plant \vas demanded which would 
cost more money than was warranted by the plan of the com- 
mittee, or indeed by the appropriation which the town had 
given us. We felt at one time that we should be obliged to 
give up the whole project land seek further instructions from 
the town. Much to our satisfaction the matter was finally 
adjusted and the approval of the State Inspector secured. The 



plant favored by the committee and which was finally adopted 
was not only much cheaper in first cost, but moie economical 
to run. The coal situation was such last fall that the com- 
mittee did not feel warranted in hastening the completion of 
the building- for occupation during the present school year. 
The house is practically ready for use at the present time, but 
we feel that it would be unwise to open the school for the 
spring term. That would mean transferring the pupils from 
the schools where they now are and placing them under new 
conditions which would hinder them in the progress of the 
year's work. We add a word as to the awarding of contracts. 
We gave the preference to the citizens of this town and to the 
lowest bidder. It is only fair to say that honest work has 
been done by the different contractors and that the town has 
received the worth of the money it has paid out. 

The thanks not only of the committee, but alsu of the town, 
are due to Mr. William Manning for a gift of $100 in part 
payment for the land on which the school-house is situated; 
also to Mr. R. Wilson Dix, who was awarded the contract for 
the stone work, land gave a handsome rustic wall in place of 
the plain masonry called for. Mr. Edwin R. Clark deserves 
special mention, not only for a set of rplans which secured to 
the town an artistic building at low cost, but for an original 
design of a heating and ventilating plant. The contracts were 
awarded as follows: 

Samuel Hagerman, carpenter work |2,495 00 

J. W. Wing, painting 175 00 

W. A. Mack & Co., heating and ventilating 567 00 

Sutherland & Taylor 386 00 

R. Wilson Dix 375 00 

R. Wilson Dix 150 00 

In accordance with the vote of the town at the last annual 
meeting, by which permission was given to transfer money from 
one appropriation tp another, we decided to transfer the dog 
tax and the unexpended balances of all appropriations except 
that for fuel, care and teaching, which would enable us to 
complete the new building at East Chelmsford with $1,000 less 
debt than was expected. Thus a fine, two^room school-house 
with modern appointments has been secured with a net debt 
to the town of onlv $3,000. 



RECOMMENDATIONS. 

1. A teacher of drawing. 

2. A careful reading- of the Superintendent's report. 

3. A vote of the town whereby money can be transferred 
from one appropriation to another. 

4. Needed improvements upon the building at the Centre 
and the old building at the North Village. 

5. The committee calls attention to the fact that the town 
carries no insurance upon its school property. Is it wise 
public policy? 

In conclusion we wish to thank all w r ho have in any way 
helped to make our schools more efficient. 

STEWART MACKAY, 
ALEXANDER J. PARK, 
ERNEST C. BARTLETT, 

School Committee. 



SCHOOL CALENDAR, 



"HIGH SCHOOLS. 



Spring term begins March 30 and ends June 26. 
Fall term begins September 7 and ends December 18. 
Winter term begins December 28 and ends March 19. 

GRADED SCHOOLS, 

Spring term begins March 30 and ends June 19. 
Fall term begins September 7 and ends December 18. 
Winter term begins January 4 and ends March 19. 

HOLIDAYS. 

April 19; May 30; Thanksgiving Day and the following 
Friday; February 22. 



Report of the Superintendent of Schools. 



Gentlemen of the School Committee: 

I respectfully submit the following as my report concerning 
the schools of Chelmsford for the year ending February 28, 1903. 

PRESENT TEACHING FORCE. 

CENTRE. 

High School, Clarence H. Knowlton, Lillian S. Copeland, 
Lena E. Bliss. 

Grades VIII and IX., Ethel E. Kimball.. 
Grade VII., Susan S. McFarlin. 
Grade VI., Lena E. Bliss. 
Grades IV. and V., Grace M. Perham. 
Grades II. and III., Grace C. Litchfield. 
Grade I., Grace E. Mansfield. 

NORTH. 

High School and Grade IX., Percy F. Parsons, Ethel D. 
Fisher. 

Grades VII. and VIII., Gertrude A. Jones. 
Grade VI., Josephine L. Blakely. 
Grades IV. and V., Emma B. Drew. 
Grade III., Sara E. Wheeler. 
Grade II., Esther B. Douglass. 
Grade I., Laura G. Hoyt. 

WEST. 

Grades V.-VIL, Bertha H. Long. 
Grades I. -IV., Agnes Xaylor. 

SOUTH. 

Grades I.-V., Christina Ashworth. 



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EAST. 

Grades I. -IV., Sara M. Devine. 

GOLDEN COVE. 

Grades I.-IV., Harriet M. Hall. 

SOUTH ROW.. 

Grades I.-V., Grace S. Parkhurst. 

STATISTICS. 

Population of the town, census of 1900, 3,984. 
Valuation of the town. May 1, 1902, $2,673,2 

Persons between five and fifteen years of age, September, 
1902: Boys. 378; girls, 363; total, 741. 

Persons between seven and fourteen years of age. September, 
1902: Boys. 279: girls. 258; total, 537. 

Illiterate minors over fourteen years of age. 0, September, 
1902. 

For the year ending in June. 1902. 

Different pupils 

Pupils under five years of age 17 

Pupils over fifteen years of age 62 

Pupils between seven and fourteen years of age 532 

Average membership in all the schools 671 

Average attendance in all the schools 600.2 

Per cent of attendance 89.4 

Average length of all schools 8 months. 15 days 

Average length of high schools 9 months, 12 days 

Teachers now required 

TEACHERS. 

The school year ending last June was somewhat unusual in 
one particular at least, for during the entire year there was but 
one change in the list of teachers. And what is still more 
remarkable, all of the teachers who were teaching in June, with 
one exception, returned to work in the same rooms in September. 

Such a condition is a fortunate thing for the schools. For 
it stands to reason that teachers who are acquainted with the 



work can accomplish more, other things being equ 
teachers who have to familiarize thems^ 
which they are expected to perform. 

And, too. I believe that if teachers can be ma 
their positions are tolerably secure as long as they do tl 
conscientiously, they will put more heart and 
of their chosen profession, and the results will be 
factory* to all concerned. 

SCHOOLHOUSE ACCOMMODATK 

The enrollment in the different sen- 
that but few teachers have over forty : 
number recommended by the State Board of 

The opening of another room in the North 
that school in the best condition that it has been t At 

present, but one teacher has over forty pupil* 

improvement over the conditions of the 
three teachers had an average membership 
seven and eight tenths, and fifty-three and six tenl 
ively. 

At the West school, the enrollment has been 
and fifty-six in the primary room so far this year 
that this number will be increased when the si 

here are nearly forty enrolled in the gramm 
question as to what shall be done to relieve the crowded 
there must soon be considered. Some of the - 
are: An assistant might be engaged for the primary tea 
another grade might be transported to the I 
another room might be added to the building. 7 
would give temporary relief, and would, perhaps, be the 
expensive, while the last plan would be the mc 
the end. 

The enrollment at the South Row school averaged 
fifteen last year, and on the fifth of Februar 

less more families should move into the c 
would recommend that the school be closed ne: 
the pupils be transported to the Centre school. 

The light, convenient, and commodious nev 
East Chelmsford should furnish ample accommodiv 
children of that part of the town for some time to come. 



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HIGH SCHOOLS. 

In order to divide the work of the entire school to the best 
advantage, it seemed best this year to place the ninth grade at 
the North school in the high school room. By carefully planning 
the work, and by combining some classes, it was possible to do 
this without overcrowding the daily program. 

The number of pupils doing strictly high school work is not 
large as yet, it is true, but it is encouraging to note that of these 
two are doing fourth year work. 

At the Centre school, geology and astronomy were offered 
this year, each being a half-year study. A large number were in 
the geology class which was conducted during the first half-year, 
and nearly all of these pupils are now studying astronomy. 

Seven were graduated last June. Four of these graduates 
are continuing their studies in other institutions; Miss Emma G. 
Holt at the Lowell Normal School, Miss Edith M. Hagerman at 
Mt. Holyoke College, Mr. Warren H. Blaisdell at Williams 
College and Mr. Edward B. Redman at Dartmouth College. Mr. 
Frederick A. Macnutt of the class of 190T entered Williams 
College in September, so that now there are five of the recent 
graduates who are students in institutions of collegiate rank. 

NECESSARY ABSENCE. 

In the sixty-third annual report of the State Board of 
Education, Secretary Frank A. Hill has written quite plainly 
concerning ''necessary absences." His words are in part as 
follows: ' ' In 1898, the Legislature provided that the local school 
authorities might excuse cases of ' ' necessary absence, ' ' The 
local authorities are now called upon, therefore, to determine 
what constitutes necessary absence. There is an extreme 
definition that would forbid the detention of a sick child at 
home, when he might, at some personal risk or by dint of -special 
effort, report at school, or that would interfere with a well 
child's staying at home to attend a wedding or a funeral in the 
family, or to discharge some grave duty in an emergency. On 
the other hand, as a matter of fact, there are scores of reasons 
assigned for the non-attendance of children at school that cannot, 
in any fairness, make the absence necessary. They are reasons 



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that parents or pupils may readily overcome by a little extra 
pains, a little greater sturdiness, a little more self-denial, a little 
greater forethought, a little higher conception of duty. Just 
where between these two classes of necessary and unnecessary 
absence the line of division should be drawn no one can say. 
Fortunately, concrete cases largely take care of themselves. It 
is neither the parents nor the children, but the school authorities 
that finally determine whether absence is necessary or not. 
Therefore, the school authorities are legally entitled to know 
the reasons that exist for absence. Persons who ask that 
children be excused for absence are doubly bound by common 
courtesy and by implication of law, to say nothing of a certain 
consideration for the rights and welfare of others, to state the 
reasons for so asking. It devolves, indeed, upon persons having 
the control of children to decide in the first instance whether the 
reasons for their absence are sufficiently weighty to justify it, 
but such reasons are finally subject to the judgment of the school 
authorities, or, on appeal therefrom, to that of the courts. It is 
true that the simple request of a parent to excuse his child's 
absence is not unfrequently accepted by the school when no 
hint of the reason for such absence has been given; but the 
practice is not to be interpreted as a recognition of any right to 
withhold the reason. Should such a right be admitted, it would 
nullify the compulsory attendance law. It is so simple and 
obvious a thing for a parent to do, it so helps the teacher to dis- 
criminate between that necessary absence with which he should 
deal considerately and that unnecessary absence which he should 
discourage, it so strengthens the school authorities in their 
efforts to secure regular attendance and its resulting benefits, 
that it ought not to be necessary to remind a fair minded person 
of his legal obligation to do what considerations of courtesy, 
co-operation, example and the like should naturally prompt 
him to do. The more cheerfully parents assign reasons, in 
compliance with the rule of the school authorities and the intent 
of the law, the easier it will be for these authorities to enforce 
the rule and the law. 



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COURSE OF STUDY. 

Watchword. — Something for every child to do, every 
minute of the day. 

Physiology and Hygiene. — Once a week during the winter 
term. 

Nature Study. — Once a week during the fall and spring 
terms. 

Drawing. — Once a week throughout the year. 

Music. — Xot less than sixty nor more than eighty minutes 
a week. 

$$ Morals. — Fulfill the requirements of the law. 

Insist upon neatness, order, and politeness at all times. 

GRADE I. 

Reading. — Follow the instructions in the Ward Manual. 
The Ward Primer and a part of the Ward First Reader. 

Writing. — Letters, words, and sentences from the black- 
board and from slips. 

Language. — Oral reproduction of stories read or told by 
the teacher. Short sentences copied. Short pieces learned. 
Teach pupils to write their name, the name of their town, etc. 
Spelling. 

Arithmetic. — Combinations of numbers to ten, with and 
without objects. 

GRADE II. 

Reading. — Follow the instructions in the Ward Manual. 
The Ward First Reader and other Readers. 

Writing. — Use copy books in this and following grades 
until the eighth. 

Language. — Oral and written reproductions. Dictation 
exercises. Memory gems copied and learned. The use of the 
period or question mark at, the end of the sentence and of 
capitals at the beginning. Spelling. 

Arithmetic. — Book I., Prince. Multiplication tables to and 
including fives. 

GRADE III. 
Reading. — See list of reading. 

Language. — Daily composition and dictation exercise's. 
Give attention to abbreviations, punctuation, capitals, choice 



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of words, forms of words, spelling. Extend memory work. 
Hyde's First Book, Part I. 

Arithmetic— Book II., Prince. Multiplication tables to 
and including tens. 

GRADE IV. 

Reading. — See list. 

Language. — Frequent composition or dictation exercises. 
Give attention to punctuation, capitals, spelling, choice and 
forms of words; also to clearness and conciseness of expression. 
Continue memory work. Hyde's First Book, Part II. 

Arithmetic. — Book III., Prince. Multiplication tables to 
and including twelves. 

Geography. — Local geography. 

History. — Local history. 

GRADE V. 

Reading. — See list. 

Language. — Continue the work as outlined for the fourth 
grade. Metcalfs Elementary English to page 102. 
Arithmetic. — Book IV., Prince. 
Geography. — Frye's Elements, first half. 
History. — Montgomery's Beginners. 

GRADE VI. 

Reading. — See list. 

Language. — Continue the work as outlined for the fourth 
grade. Metcalfs Elementary English from page 102 to the end. 

Grammar. — Teach the pupils to recognize the parts of 
speech. 

Arithmetic — Book V., Prince. 

Geography. — Frye's Elements completed. 

History. — Guerber^s First Thirteen Colonies. 

GRADE VII. 

Reading. — See list. 

Language. — Continue the work as outlined for the fourth 
grade. 

Grammar.— The sentence. Kinds of sentences. Phrases 
and clauses. Analysis of simple sentences. Metcalfs Gram- 
mar, Part I. 



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Arithmetic. — Book VI., Prince. 
Geography. — F rye's Grammar School to page 106. 
History. — [Montgomery's Leading Facts of American His- 
tory to The Union, page 191. 

GRADE VIII. 

Reading. — See list. 

Language. — Continue the work as outlined for the fourth 
grade. 

Grammar. — Kinds, forms, and uses of all the parts of 
speech. Rules of syntax. Analysis of sentences. Metcalfs 
Grammar, Part II. 

Arithmetic. — Book VII., Prince, or some equivalent. 

Geography. — Frye's Grammar School finished. 

History. — [Montgomery's Leading Facts of American His- 
tory completed. 

GRADE IX. 

Reading. — See list. 

Language. — Frequent composition exercises. Correlate 
with other work. 

Grammar. — Continue the work outlined for the eighth 
grade. Metcalfs Grammar, Part III. 

Arithmetic. — Involution, square root and its applications, 
percentage and its applications, and measurements. A half- 
study for the year. 

Geography. — Review comparatively, using the United 
States for the basis of the work. First half of the year. 

History. — Review topically, introducing civil government 
in the latter part of the year. 

Algebra. — A half-study for the year. 

Physiology. — Second half of the year. 

CONCLUSION. 

In conclusion, I desire to thank all who have been asso- 
ciated, with me in the work of education, for the friendly spirit 
which has ever been manifest. 

FREDERICK L. KENDALL, 

Superintendent of Schools. 



Roll of Honor, 



Pupils who have been neither absent nor tardy for one or 
more terms during the year ending June, 1902. 



No. of 
Terms. 

Centre Schools. Eligh. 

Goldie Hunt 8 

Rachel Marshall. -> 3 

Alta Byam 2 

Lucia Haley 2 

Bertha Bartletit 1 

Roberta Greenleaf 1 

Ethel Hagerman 1 

Florence Feindel i 

Grade IX. 

Richard E. Davis 8 

Edward II. Fleming. . . .2 

Alice E. Barton 1 

Nora II. Brooks 1 

William II. Brown 1 

La Roy A. Cheney 1 

Agnes V. Eaton 1 

Harry W. Harmon 1 

Albert E. Holtham 1 

Helen J. Lord 1 

Elsie S. Perham 1 

Robert 1). Russell 1 

Orlo F. Steams 1 

Grade VIII. 

Carrie B. Knowlton. . . .2 

Leon II. Parker 2 

Mabel M. Adams 1 

LeRoy E. Dutton 1 

Zora L. Feindel 1 



No. of 
Terms. 



Grade VII. 



Ruth E. Adams 2 

Fred R. Parkhurst 2 

Elizabeth A. Byam. ... 1 
Ethel P. Parker 1 

Grade VI. A. 

Irving I>. Hunt 3 

Grade VI. B. 

Jessie At wood 1 

Fred Carll 1 

Olive CarU 1 

John T. Farr 1 

Walter Fletcher 1 

William Kittredge 1 

Vattie Noble 1 

Grade V. 

Charles E. Parkhurst 3 
Mary E. Higgins 1 

Grade IV. 

James II. Higgins 2 

Leroy E. Bliss 1 

Frederick Russell 1 



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No. of 
Terms. 

Grade ITT. 

Adelbert Adams 1 

Paul E. Pratt 1 

Berniee L. Staples 1 

Grade II. 

Josephine Dohahue ... 1 

Sterling Haley 1 

Ray Pickard. 1 

North Schools. High. 



Hubert Bearce 3 

Patrick Flynn 2 

Florence Queen 2 

Esther Bearce 

Marion Crowell 

Clarence Leavitt .... 

Anna Mackay 

Arthur Sheldon , 

Gladys Swain 



Grade VIII. 

Arthur Wright 2 

Rose Wright 2 

Henry Kennedy 1 



Grade VII. 

Nellie Butterfield 3 

Jesse Butterfield 2 

Winnifred Policy 2 

Pierce Ineson 1 

Clifford Queen 1 

Edward Sheldon 1 



Grade VI. 

Paul Scribner 2 

Minnie Crockett 1 

Manona Kennedy 1 



No. of 
Terms. 



Grade V. 



Janie McComb 2 

Forrest Mills 1 

Alvin Policy 1 



Grade IV. 



John Garvey 
Alfred Reno 



Grade III. 



Bessie Scribner 3 

Grace L. Jordan 2 

Lena Smith 2 

Wilson Bridgford 1 

Luzerne Lowell 1 

Ethel Richardson 1 



Grade II. 



Ruth M. Scribner 2 

John H. Duffy 

Flora M. Durant 

Arthur Ingham 

Marion E. Jones 

Herman 31 ills 

Katharine Ready .... 

Wylie Smith 

Florence Turner 

Anna M. Welch 



Grade I. 



Marshall E. Blakeslee..3 

Bertha L.Wright 3 

William Bridgford 2 

Paul E. Callahan 2 

Ella L. Crockett 1 

( )pal Shirreffs 1 

Olive B. Welch. . . . \ ..1 



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No. of 
lerms. 



West Grammar, 



Elizabeth Flynn 3 

Annie Miller 1 

West Primary. 

Rita G. Bickford 3 

Margaret M. Flynn. ... 'J 
Clarence L. Spaulding. .'2 

Jessie M. Agnew 

Fridolf Hansson 

Alma Johnson 

Ernest Lambert 

Bertha Miller 

Clara Miller 

Lelia Olsson 

Ralph Quessy 



South. 



Herbert G. Penniman . .3 

Minnie Penniman 3 



No. of 
Terms. 
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E. Rose Fish 

Annie Page 

Etta May Robbing. . 

Robert Martin 

Ella Page 

Lilla Page 

Ethel M. Park 

C Mildred Winning. 

Goldem Cove. 

Leroy Hannaford 2 

Leo L. Jones 2 

<i. Pansy Jones 1 



East. 



Arthur Harris. . . . 
Gertrude Noyes . . 

Ella Barris 

James Harrington 
John Harrington . 
Elizabeth Lynch. . 
Robert Shinkwin . 



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Graduating: Exercises of the Centre High School, 

Wednesday Evening, Jink 25, 1902. 



Motto:—" He conquers who conquers himself. 



Selection, - Chelmsford Orchestra 

Invocation, ----- Rev. A. I). K. Shnrtlefi 

Selection, - Chelmsford Orchestra 

Salutatory Essay — "The Glacial Period of North America," 
Emma Gill Holt. 

Essay— "The Nicaraguan Canal." 

Levi Warren Howard. 

Cornet Solo, ------ Roy W. Allen 

Essay— "The Negro Problem." 

Eva Adams Perham. 

Essay — George Eliot's " Silas Warner." 

Edward Blanehard Redman. 

Selection, ----- Chelmsford Orchestra 

Ess.w — "The Fertilization of Flowers/ 1 

Olive Gray Eaton. 

Essay — "How the Roman Glancus Spent a Day." 

Warren Hezekiah Blaisdell. 

Mandolin Duet— " Canatine." - - - Oscar Schmidt 
.Misses Raynes and Wright. 

Valedictory Essay — Tennyson's " Princess." 
Edith Meriam Hagerman. 

Presentation of Diplomas. 

Rev. E. C. Bartlett. 

Benediction. 

Rev. C. H. Ellis. 



GRADUATES. 



Four, Years' Course. 

Warren Hezekiah Blaisdell, 
Olive Gray Eaton. 
Edith Meriam Hagerman, 
Emma Gill Holt, 
Edward Blanchard Redman. 

Three Years' Course. 

Levi Warren Howard, 

Eva Adams Perham. 



CLASS OFFICERS. 

Edward B. Redman, President. 

Edith M. Hagerman, Vice-President. 

Levi W. Howard. Secretary and Treasurer 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Trustees of the Adams Library 



OF THE 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD, MASS, 



FOR THE 



Year Ending February 28, 1903 



Courier-Citizen Print. 

Lowell: 

1Q03. 






Report of the Trustees of the Adams Library. 



The Board of Trustees of the Adams Library submits the 
following report to the Town, for the year ending March 1st, 1 903. 
At the first meeting of the Board, the Trustees organized 
by the choice of J. Adams Bartlett as chairman, Miss Emma 
J. Gay, Secretary, and Wilson Waters, Treasurer. Mr. Chas. 
H. Greenleaf was appointed Librarian. 

Very few changes have been made in the building this year, 
but the Lowell Gas Co., has run a pipe to the building, thereby 
giving us a better light at less expense than before. A large arc 
light has been placed in the centre of the building, giving a much 
better light on the desk and catalogue-case. 

A very gratifying increase in the circulation has been made 
this year, showing an increased interest in the work of the 
library. The Reading-room continues to be well patronized 
and is increasing in usefulness each year. The circulation for 
the past year has been 12,216 volumes, being an increase of 923 
volumes over last year. The number of borrowers was 438. 
Several of our patrons have moved from Town, but the coming 
of new families into the Town, keeps the number of borrowers 
about the same. 

The character of the circulation is as follows: 

Fiction, 65 per cent.; General works, 15 per cent.; Travel 
and Description, 3 per cent.; Literature, 3 per cent.; Biography, 
2 per cent. ; Natural Science, 3 per cent. ; Useful Arts, 1 per cent. ; 
Fine Arts, 1 per cent.; Religion and Philosophy, 1 per cent.; 
Scociology, 2 per cent.; History, 4 per cent. 

The library has been opened 202 sessions or 856 hours. 

The whole number of volumes is 6920. We have purchased 
this year 310 volumes, and have had donated 49 volumes. A 
list of donors will be found with, this report. 

The Trustees extend their thanks to all who have donated 
books or periodicals for the last year. 

The patrons of the Library at South Chelmsford have had 
their regular service as before and our thanks are due to Mr. 
F. M. Scoboria for his kindness in taking charge of and in dis- 
tributing the books. 



The Treasurer's report, herewith, shows the financial state 
of the Library. No money has been drawn from the Joseph 
Warren or the Adams Emerson fund and they were respectively 
$629.18 and $81.11 at the making up of the last quarter of the 
City Institution for Savings. 

In closing this report, the thanks of the Board are tendered 
to the Librarian for his unremitting labors in behalf of the 
Library and for much work done outside his regular duties, for 
which he receives no compensation. 

It is the intention of the Board to get out a new finding list, 
next year, containing all additions that have been made since 
the last one was issued, and thereafter issue a bulletin with each 
purchase of new books. 

LIST OF BOOKS DONATED. 

Mrs. A. Heady Park 7 volumes 

Mrs. Amos. F. Adams 1 volume 

Rev. Wilson Waters 2 volumes 

Mr. H. S. Perham 1 volume 

Hon. W. S. Knox 1 volume 

Mr. Chas H. Pope 1 volume , 

Town of Dracut 1 volume 

Lowell Board of Trade 1 volume 

N. E. Hist, and Gen. So 7 volumes 

Mr. Thos. W. Lawson 1 volume 

State of Mass 15 volumes 

U. S. Govt 11 volumes 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. ADAMS BARTLETT, 
EMMA J. GAY, 
WILSON WATERS, 
H. M. BARTLETT, 
ALBERT H. DAVIS, 
A. HEADY PARK, 

Trustees. 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE ADAMS 
LIBRARY. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand, March 1, 1902 $35 19 

Town appropriation for 1902 800 00 

Books sold 28 12 

Books destroyed 72 

Fines, etc 22 33 

$886 36 

EXPENDITURES. 

Charles H. Greenleaf, Librarian $240 00 

The Baker & Taylor Co., books 317 23 

Postage 65 

H. L. Parkhurst, coal 69 34 

N. Lovely, labor on grounds 8 10 

Gilbert & Baker Mfg. Co., gasoline 19 20 

Periodicals 61 25 

Bartlett & Dow, supplies 4 80 

Repairs on Typewriter 6 70 

F. J. Barnard & Co., binding 25 95 

F. M. Scoboria, supplies 6 15 

G. T. Parkhurst, printing 8 75 

Library Bureau, supplies 3 80 

F. G. Pratt, refmishing front door 2 00 

George B. Wright, labor on grounds .... 10 50 

H. M. Smith, gas pipe, etc 4 24 

Melvin Walker, labor 27 10 

Lowell Gas Light Co 18 39 

A. Heady Park, carrying books to and 

from S. Chelmsford 13 00 

Balance on hand March 1, 1903 39 21 

$886 36 

WILSON WATERS, 

Treasurer. 



Report of North Chelmsford Library Association. 



The North Chelmsford Library Association in its annual 
statement to the town, has to report that, at its annual meeting 
held April 2nd, last, the following organization was effected: 

President, for one year L. H. Sargent. 

Vice-President, for one year A. H. Sheldon. 

Secretary, for one year O. P. Wheeler. 

Treasurer, for one year C. F. Butterfield. 

Director, unexpired term Dr. F. E. Varney. 

The important position of Librarian has still been held, 
during the year, by Miss E. J. Gay. 

The library continues in excellent condition and is better 
fitted to meet the demands of its patrons than ever before. 

The number of borrowers during the past year has been 296; 
new borrowers' cards issued, 66. The library has been open 150 
sessions and the circulation has been 5,518 volumes. 

The number of volumes added to the library are: 

By purchase from town appropriation 134 

By purchase to replace old volumes 3 

By donation from Young People's Social Union 75 

By donation from Jupiter Olympus Club 14 

By donation from Mr. T. W. Lawson 1 

By donation from U. S. Government 1 

By donation from Miss E. J. Gay 45 

Gift of magazines, Mr. L. H. Sargent 7 

Gift of magazines, Miss E. J. Gay 16 

Making a total addition of 296 

Volumes withdrawn 4 

Net gain to the library 292 

The number in library at last report 3983 

Whole number now in library 4275 



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The most important event, during the year, to the library 
and borrowers, has been the issuing of a supplement to the 
catalogue issued in January 1898, of all books added to the 
library since that time. 

West Chelmsford borrowers have been gratuitously served, 
as during last year, by Mr. Marcus Winship, at his store in that 
village. This intelligent community is among the best borrowers 
connected with the library. 

With sorrow we have to record, as part of the year's record, 
the death, after a long and painful illness, of one of our associates 
in the board of government, Mrs. Carrie A. Josselyn, who, for 
many years has faithfully served on the board of directors. 
She died Dec. 2nd. 

The financial transactions of the year are shown in the 
following transcript from the Treasurer's account. 

RECEIPTS. 

Cash on hand March 1, 1902 $ 5 62 

Town appropriation for books and 

expenses 

Young People's Social Union (Gift) 

Jupiter Olympus Club (Gift) 

Fines 

Sale of catalogues 



PAYMENTS. 

E. J. Gay, services as librarian $ 100 00 

M. J. Brown, services as assistant 12 00 

C. Jordan, transporting books to and from 

West Chelmsford 13 20 

Electric lighting 17 99 

Fuel and preparing do 19 50 

Books from Town appropriation 130 01 

Books from Young People's Social Union 75 00 

Books from Jupiter Olympus Club 7 94 

Amount carried forward $375 64 



400 00 




75 00 




7 94 




9 30 




65 






$498 51 



Amount brought forward $375 64 

Printing 4 25 

Printing Catalogues 51 00 

New case of drawers for cards 8 00 

Supplies 21 82 

Express, freight and cartage 3 53 

Repairs 1 46 

Cleaning library 3 00 

Binding and repairing of books 23 67 

Balance on hand March 1, 1903 6 14 

$498 51 

LUTHER H. SARGENT, President. 
OTIS P. WHEELER, Secretary.